Code related to "The experiences of those who support researchers struggling with their mental health" report

  • Lucy Cheke (Contributor)
  • Elsa Loissel (Contributor)
  • Emmy Tsang (Contributor)
  • Sandrine Ruth Muller (Contributor)
  • Julia Deathridge (Contributor)
  • Helena Perez Valle (Contributor)
  • Yochannah Yehudi (Contributor)



This code relates to a survey conducted to gather the experiences of those who provide support to researchers who struggle with their mental health. This project was done in collaboration with the open life sciences journal eLife. The survey was created in collaboration with and reviewed by academics and university officials before being released. It received ethical approval from the University of Cambridge Psychology department (2018-19/35), and was created on the Survey Monkey platform. It was open between the 23rd October 2019 and 05th January 2020, but only actively advertised until early December 2019. Recruitment took place through eLife’s social media channels (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn); eLife’s newsletters to authors and early career community (voluntary subscriptions); directly emailing corresponding authors who have published with eLife; and by contacting groups of interest and institutions that may be willing to share the survey amongst their networks (e.g. New PI Slack, Mid Career PI Slack, Women in Academia Support Network, SMaRteN, Graduate and Postdoc unions in the US and the UK). Certain tweets advertising the survey were boosted (paid promotion) to reach an academic audience, in particular early-career researchers.
Date made available12 Nov 2020


  • Mental health
  • Academia
  • Equality
  • Diversity
  • Inclusion
  • Survey

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