Join the Early Career Researchers Network
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Our goal is to connect ECRs across communities and disciplines to foster collaboration and active participation in order to develop innovative solutions for research data stewardship.


  • Attained a master’s degree, equivalent or higher
  • Attained highest degree within the last 10 years
  • Interested in data management and being an advocate for data stewardship

Want to contribute to the development of next-generation
data practices?


Fill out the form linked below to apply to join the ECR network. The chairs of the ECR network will review your application. If you meet the criteria, you will be added to the network and receive information about events and resources.

Early Career Researcher Network Application

Please complete this form to apply to join the WDS-ECR Network.
Please provide your full name.
Please provide your email address.
Please provide your country of residence.
Please indicate your current/most recent university or institution affiliation.
Please provide your academic field or discipline.
I have obtained a Master's degree, equivalent, or higher:(Required)
You must have attained a Master's degree, equivalent, or higher to join the WDS-ECR Network.
Choose the length of time since you attained your last Master's degree, equivalent, or higher.
I am interested in data management and data stewardship:(Required)
Let us know what you would like to get out of your WDS-ECR Network membership.

If you have any questions, please email

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