An online mentoring network was launched by the DSBS society in 2018 with currently 10 mentoring groups all over the world. Each mentoring group consists of two more senior researchers/academics and approximately 4 to 6 early career researchers (graduate students and postdoctoral researchers). Group members are typically from similar time zones to make online meetings easier. Meeting frequency is at the discretion of each groups but are help typically every months or every 2 months for 1h.
During those meetings, the groups choose to discuss a variety of topics according to mentees expectations such as career advice, paper and grant writing, work-life balance, diversity & inclusivity, media communications, etc.