The ongoing pandemic has resulted in many scientific conferences moving to an online format, and researchers who can no longer attend seminars at their institutes have been organising and attending various virtual seminar series (e.g. on The Node there are currently over 40 online events listed in developmental biology and beyond). Several considerations about virtual events have been brought up (see for example here and here), but a better understanding of participant experience is crucial to inform conference organisers on specific areas that could be improved in future virtual events.
A group of early-career researchers who contribute to preLights have designed a survey and are seeking responses from students, researchers, journal editors, or anyone who has attended a virtual scientific event.
Please take our anonymous survey and feel free to share it with your colleagues.
The survey will be open until 31 July 2020. The results of the survey will be shared on the website.