The FEBS Network
Introducing 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 content from its appointed experts and writers in four themed channels: Early-Career Scientist, Educator, Viewpoints and Research. Other scientists join the community as 'Users' to engage with contributions and others in the Network community and to create a profile page where they can present their interests and post content. Such content will also be featured on the homepage in 'Latest from all the community'. It's free to join the FEBS Network, and Users also benefit from free access to The FEBS Journal and FEBS Letters. You do not need to be a member of a FEBS Constituent Society to join the Network.
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 '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 will be contributions from some editors of FEBS publications as well. To find out more about the plans for this new initiative from FEBS, see the 'Welcome to the FEBS Network' post.
We hope you will interested in coming aboard the Network at this early stage of its development and contributing to its value for the community. To get started with making your profile and for other Network tips, explore the 'About the FEBS Network' channel.
Call for proposals for FEBS Research Division Rooms on the FEBS Network
One important long-term goal of the FEBS Network is to provide focused online forums for scientists interested in particular research topics or techniques in the molecular life sciences. These research forums will be offered as curated 'Research Division Rooms', each providing a shared space for expert-led comment, insight and discussion on a specific research area and connections between scientists working to understand similar research questions.
The FEBS Network Working Group now invites proposals from researchers to establish and run such a Research Division Room as the ‘curator’. The proposer should be a member of a FEBS Constituent Society or a FEBS Advanced Course organizer. Curators will be responsible for recruiting experts for their room, encouraging posting and interaction from experts, overseeing content standards, and also creating content and engaging with room members. For more details including how to apply, see the Research Division Rooms webpage.