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?

Apply Today

Fill out the form 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.

Our network uses Glue Up to manage membership, you will be asked to create a Glue Up profile to enable you to join the WDS-ECR online forum. 


If you have any questions, please email

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