We asked and you told us

In November, the Forum ran a survey to determine what EMCRs around the country would like us to focus on in the coming years. Where should the Forum focus its advocacy efforts? Well it may have been the world’s shortest survey, with only one question, but we would like to thank everyone who completed the survey, and especially everyone who shared it or tweeted it.

The priority issues you think the Forum should be working to address are:

  • maintaining a research career (including funding)
  • job security
  • training and professional development
  • preparation for alternative careers.

Gender equity and mentorship from senior professionals also rated highly. The Forum will be undertaking some strategic planning beginning in February this year. We will be taking this information and turning it into a plan for our future work.

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