Invitation to sciences and social sciences early-career researchers to take part in a study on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on their work lives and scholarly communication attitudes and behavior

If you are an early career researcher in the sciences or social sciences, we want to hear from you to learn how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected your work life and attitudes towards scholarly communication. You are invited to participate if you meet one of the following requirements:

1. you have received your doctorate and are currently working on a research project
2. you are currently undertaking a doctorate and working on a research project
3. you have been in a research position and are now undertaking a doctorate.

Additionally, you should be less than 45 years old and also not tenured.

Participants will participate in a brief online survey about the impact of the pandemic on their job/work/status, career aims, communication practices, authorship and publishing, and attitudes/beliefs. The survey should take about 25 minutes to complete.
Your personal data will not be collected, and the survey will be completely anonymous.

Participation is voluntary and you are free to discontinue participation without being penalized or disadvantaged. If you are willing to participate, please visit

This project is part of an international research collaboration with CIBER Research and the University of Tennessee Knoxville and is funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. More about the project can be found here.

The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation is a philanthropic, not-for-profit grant-making institution based in New York City. Established in 1934 by Alfred Pritchard Sloan Jr., then-president and chief executive officer of General Motors, the foundation makes grants in support of original research and education in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and economic performance. See for more information.
Nominations for the 2023 Sloan Research Fellowships will close on September 15, 2022. For eligibility and nomination details, visit