Ways to Participate

There are lots of ways that you can participate in the NIMBioS Project group: 

  1. Use the NIMBioS materials [more info]
  2. Ask a question in the forum [more info]
  3. Work with collections of related materials [more info]
  4. Create a collaborative workspace  [more info]
  5. Share your customized modules with other interested faculty [more info]
  6. Collaborate with NIMBioS to create a new module based on your scientific data
  7. Learn more about Faculty Mentoring Networks [more info]

Use the materials

To directly access the NIMBioS modules, click on the "Resources" tab in the main menu bar. Be sure to check out the Supporting Docs tab within each module - it contains a helpful guide on how to effectively use the modules.


Ask a question

There are forums where threaded discussions are going on. They are moderated. Check out the discussion and join in!


Work with collections of related materials

Collections are a quick, easy, and visual way to archive and share materials with users (think Pinterest). On QUBES Hub, you can follow existing collections of materials related to NIMBioS, add to an existing collection, or create your own collection.

To see existing collections of materials related to the NIMBioS modules, click on the "Collections" tab in the main menu bar. Related materials can include links to the original research paper, Encyclopedia of Life entries with natural history info, and animations of relevant topics and processes.

To be notified when new posts are made to a collection, you can "follow" it by clicking on the "Follow" button in the upper right hand corner of the collection. New posts will show up in your Dashboard's live Collections feed.

                        

For more information on adding to existing collections or starting your own collection, go to the QUBES Hub wiki.


Create a collaborative workspace

Projects are collaborative workspaces that facilitate file sharing and group work. Projects feature a variety of functions that support group work, including a to-do list management that allows users to assign tasks to group members. Start a project in the NIMBioS group here.


Share your customized modules with other interested faculty

Resources are a formal way to share and archive finished products with users. Resources keep track of a lot of analytics that could be useful, such as # of downloads, ratings and reviews, people can ask questions, etc. Use the "Start a Contribution" link inside Resources to submit your customized module.


Learn more about Faculty Mentoring Networks

To learn more about faculty mentoring networks (including goals, how you can sign up for one, and a list of upcoming networks), check out the Faculty Mentoring Networks portal page.