Share your idea for "Sparks of Change"

eLife's Sparks of Change features personal stories about how research culture is or should be evolving. Please use this form to pitch your stories to us. Before you pitch

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In about 250 words, please tell us about your idea for a story *
As a reminder, we are looking for stories which centre on specific moments that ignited change for you or your community that are related to working in research. Please do not only discuss a general theme or topic and please read here for more details. If preferred, you’re welcome to use bullet points.
Have you already published this story (or a closely related story) in print or online publications?
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Tell us more about yourself *
Help us to get to know you better! You can share, for example, your current or most recent affiliation, and any information about yourself that shows us why you should be telling this story, and why you'd like to share it now. We primarily select stories based on pitches, but it is useful for us to know about our potential authors a little better.
In which country did the story you want to share take place? *
We ask this question as we are keen to feature stories from all over the world.
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