EMCR Special Interest Group

INHSU’s Early-Mid-Career Researchers (EMCR) Special Interest Group brings together early and mid-career researchers from across the globe who are interested in the health and wellbeing of people who use drugs, harm reduction, human rights, hepatitis C, and other harms that can occur from drug use and prohibitionist drug policy. 

The EMCR Special Interest Group meets regularly throughout the year to collaborate, share knowledge, and address challenges facing early-mid-career researchers.

It organises several activities throughout the year, and at the annual INHSU conference, which are open to all EMCRs with an interest in the health of people who use drugs. For activities held at the annual INHSU conference, EMCRs must be registered for the conference to attend. 

Members also have the opportunity to be involved with professional development projects throughout the year. 

Help shape the future of INHSU EMCR

We’re currently seeking new members, particularly from Low Middle-Income countries (countries that are considered Low-Income Economies and Lower-Middle Income Economies by the World Bank).

If you are a researcher within 10 years of finishing your latest degree, or currently studying in a field related to the health or human rights of people who use drugs and would like to play an active part in shaping the future of the INHSU EMCR Special Interest Group, please join today. 

How to join INHSU EMCR

  • If you’re already an INHSU member, email info@inhsu.org and request to join INHSU EMCR. You will be sent your personal login link
  • If you are not an INHSU member, join INHSU here, and click ‘Join INHSU EMCR’ during the sign-up process. 

Coming soon

Research capsule summaries

Translating research into bitesize, understandable content that can be used for education, policy and advocacy, is a core skill for any researcher. INHSU will be working with the EMCR Special Interest Group to develop Research Capsule Summaries that enhance science communication skills. 

Mentoring program

INHSU has a hugely diverse and talented network. A new mentoring program will tap into this talent base and connect EMCRs with senior researchers, community members and other members of our network. The program will help foster career development and skills for mentor and mentee.