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What's working and what isn't about the existing research culture? How can we create a more nurturing environment for researchers to thrive? Take the survey to tell us what you think!TAKE THE SURVEY NOW
There are 7.8 million
researchers in a world
of 7.7 billion
3 of 4 faculty positions
have no job security
1 in 8 grant applications
Researchers are 6 times
more likely to experience
anxiety and depression
Your voice can make all the difference.
Participate in the first ever large-scale global
survey of researchers to help us initiate change.
Having worked closely with more than half a million researchers over 17+ years, we deeply understand the challenges they face in their personal and professional lives. We believe that this survey will bring the cause of mental health in academia into a global focus and push universities and research institutions worldwide to work towards addressing this problem and creating a more positive research culture.
VP, Content & Community, Editage; Editor-in-Chief, Editage Insights;
This project is being driven by individuals who are passionate about researcher success and giving
researchers a voice to make academia better.
We have collaborated with active researchers and mental health advocates to make this survey more powerful.
When I first got diagnosed with anxiety and mild depression, I felt ashamed of it. What did I possibly have to be depressed about? I have amazing friends and family, a PhD in a great institute in a great lab, which I enjoy. I love science, so why am I anxious about it all the time.
Dr. Erica Hawkinspostdoctoral scientist
Unveiling the secrets of an anxious scientistRead story
How I took care of my mental health during my PhDRead story
I am telling this story not to discourage anyone from doing a PhD, but to point out how important it is to take care of your mental health. While I have come a long way from the anxious student... I admit that doing a PhD is still not always easy.
Charlott RepschlagerPhD student, King's College London
When I was diagnosed with depression less than a year into my PhD studies, I was terrified. My mind was racing with questions: What would people think? Would people avoid working with me? Would I be able to complete my PhD after all?
Heidi GardnerResearch Fellow, University of Aberdeen
If academic life is so difficult, why do I do it?Read story
It was established to build a more just, equal, and inclusive society by providing grants, business support, education, and other initiatives to the global research community as well as to aspiring next-generation researchers.
Our aim is to contribute to improvements in the quality of life and the greater prosperity of human society. Our commitment to society compels us to create meaningful change that is not only based on appearances but on enabling real impact to solve society's problems.