AuthorAID provides regional events and an e-mail discussion list, but the main purpose of the site is to help early-career researchers in developing countries to find mentors who can help them to progress their research careers.
AuthorAID mentors are experienced researchers and are encouraged to be supportive and helpful. They may be able to provide advice on some or all of the following:
By choosing to receive mentoring via AuthorAID, you will also receive some intellectual protection. You will be required to produce an online learning agreement with your mentor that outlines the goals and expectations of the relationship. This agreement will be monitored by AuthorAID. Furthermore, there is no requirement for you to name your mentors as co-authors on any publications. However, there is an understanding that you will be committed to the project and will go on to be a mentor yourself once you have enough experience.
Setting up a mentoring relationship can be done entirely online, via the following steps:
You can read more about this in the AuthorAID website guidelines and the Guidelines for Mentees: Mentoring Relationships. For a more general example of how AuthorAID might work, follow Rahim on his Mentoring Journey.
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