Come as you are or create an alter-ego (or both) but be sure to get into the conversation. Edge for Scholars is now optimized with user profiles (including the NEW feature to add your social network accounts), comment tracking, deep tagging and rewards for being an active member of the community. We know you’re not shy. Bring your best advice and insights and pick up some new ideas.

We’re working to be your go-to for candid commentary, practical advice, tough love, and peer connections for doing life as a researcher in academics.

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