To our knowledge, there are two support groups for junior researchers in ergonomics in Europe. In France, the Réseau des Jeunes Chercheurs en Ergonomie (RJCE) was founded in 2008 and numbers about 50 members. In the UK, the Early Career Researchers Special Interest Group has been building since mid 2011 a support network within the Institute of Ergonomics & Human Factors. Both groups aim to establish a community of peers that is supportive socially and technically to promote the sharing of ideas, concepts and theories in all areas of ergonomics in both educational entities and industry. They further aim disseminate research findings and maintain close contacts with industries and practitioners.
Having established contact with each other, the RJCE and the Early Career Researchers SIG are now actively working to build a gateway to a larger worldwide network. The 18th triennial IEA congress at Recife provides the opportunity to create a unique forum for friendly exchanges and dialogues with research students from other countries.
14:30 Introduction, F. Palaci
14:35 Presentation of the RJCE, S. Couix, F. Palaci, M.S. Perez Toralla, V. Boccara
14:40 Presentation of the Early Career Researchers SIG, V. Kendrick, T. Edwards, C. Krehl
14:45 Presentations of the specificities of the ergonomics discipline and of research curricula...
15:25 Why international cooperation matters? P. Falzon, A. Imada, P. Waterson
15:40 Next steps towards building an international network of junior researchers in ergonomics: suggestions and open discussion, F. Palaci, C. Krehl