Students Staff

12 January 2018

NEwComERs brings early career researchers together

Filed under: Latest news — ckeitch @ 3:49 pm
The NEwComERs team

The NEwComERs team

The Network for Early Career Essex Researchers (NEwComERs) has had a very successful launch week, with its first training programme attracting over 250 participants from across all of our faculties.

The programme ran all week from 8 to 12 January, to support researchers in the early stages of their careers including newly-appointed lecturers, post-docs, research fellows and PhD and Master’s students.

NEwComERs is a cross-departmental collaboration between the UK Data Archive, the Research and Enterprise Office and Library Services to bring together researchers interested in different aspects of the research lifecycle.

The NEwComERs team is made up of Beate Reinhardt, REO, Katrine Sundsbo, Library Services, and Annette Pasotti and Helen Johnson from the UK Data Archive.

“We’ve had five workshops each day on everything from data management to publishing research and getting funding and demonstrating impact”, explained the team.  “It’s been a very successful week, helping the researchers with professional development, and alerting them to the resources we have that can support their work.”

The team have set up a mailing list, to keep the researchers up-to-date and to create a forum for discussion.  There’ll also be another research week in June, to build upon the success of the launch week.

If you’re an early career researcher and want to find out more, or talk to someone about the challenges you face and what you’d like to see in future workshops, email

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