The FEBS Network
The FEBS Network is a new initiative from FEBS to support molecular and cellular life scientists, drawing on recent developments in digital technologies for online communities.
The FEBS Network aims to provide a valuable online international forum for scientists working in the molecular and cellular life sciences, enabling them to share advice, news and insights, and connect and collaborate – with the ultimate goal of helping to advance progress in these research areas.
The Network currently presents most content from its invited experts and contributors in four themed 'channels': Early-Career Scientist, Educator, Viewpoints and Research. In addition, a few 'rooms' host content for specific FEBS community groups, for delegates attending certain FEBS events, or for scientists interested in particular subtopics. FEBS Constituent Societies are also able to post news in a FEBS Societies channel.
Scientists and students from across the spectrum of molecular life science research are invited to join the FEBS Network community by registering on the site. Once registered, you can create a profile page, post relevant content, view ‘community-exclusive’ content, sign up for alerts, engage with posts by liking and commenting, use the ‘conversations’ feature in rooms, direct message other registered users, and follow selected contributors.
The FEBS Network has developed from a collaboration between FEBS and its journal publisher Wiley, and is hosted using software from Zapnito, who specialize in creating expert-led networks. A FEBS 'Network Working Group' of senior scientists is overseeing the aims and strategy of the FEBS Network. Scientists connected with various FEBS activities are also working pro bono on areas of the site, and there are contributions from some editors of FEBS publications as well. For more on this new initiative from FEBS, see the 'Welcome to the FEBS Network' post.
To join the FEBS Network, register here.
If you are interested in becoming a contributor to one of the FEBS Network channels, the FEBS Network Working Group would be pleased to hear from you; please contact [email protected]
Expert researchers are also invited to consider starting a room on the site to build an online community for their research area; read more about such 'Research Division Rooms' and how to apply here.