CommonsNet Platform - Basic functions

Welcome! Here you'll find all the tools available to you as a member of the IASC:

 

 

Search members

As a member, you can search for other members of the IASC Community. To do so, simply click the “Search members” option on the menu below your user name, at the left of the screen. A window will be shown, in which you'll be able to search members by their first name, last name, email, research interests, research area of interest or geographic area of interest. Be aware that filling more than one criteria will only show the results which match all the filled criteria.

Another way to search for members is to click the “Search” tab on the upper side of the screen. By clicking on the “Advance Search” option, you'll be able to search for contacts by a wide range of criteria, such as the groups they belong to, their conference participation history and the organization they belong to. Make the most of your IASC Membership by uploading information on your interests and work on your profile, and by getting in contact with other investigators with similar interests as yours!


Groups

A good way to be engaged with researches from many disciplines and similar interests as yours is to use the groups of the IASC Community. To do so, simply click on the “Groups” option on the menu below your username, on the left of the screen. A window will be shown, in which you'll be able to see all the groups the IASC members have created. Do you see something of interest to you? Click the “Join” or “Request membership” option below the group image and name, so that you can see all what is being shared by the members of the group.

Would you like to create a group of discussion or information-sharing suited to your interests? Simply click the “+Create a group” option on the menu at the right of the page, below the group names and images. A window will be shown in which you'll be able to add a name, image and description for the group, a welcome message for new members, and different administration choices (such as whether comments in the group have to be approved by you before being published in the group and whether membership requests are accepted immediately or require approval by you). Make the most out of your IASC membership by publishing information and comments in the groups you are interested in, and by inviting colleagues to join the groups the IASC Community has to offer.


Create content

Do you want to create a discussion or information-sharing group for you and your colleagues? Do you want to share information or make a comment on an existing group you are interested in? Do you want to use a group to publish something other members can modify? Your IASC membership allows you to do that. By simply clicking the “Create content” option on the menu below your username, on the left of the screen, and a window will show up in which you'll be shown many options of content you can create. You can Create a group, Add a post to an existing group, Add a wiki-post to an existing group, Make a blog entry or Make an event that other members of the IASC Community will be able to see.


Add a post to an existing group

Existing groups are a good way to be engaged with the IASC Community. If you want to make a comment or publish information on an existing group, so that other members of the group may see it, simply click the “Add a post to the Group” option on the Create Content link, on the left side of your window, below your user name. There, you'll be able to create a title for your post, tags (keywords which will make easier for other people to find your posts when looking for them), add different groups in which your post will be read, add the option of receiving notifications when someone answers your posts, add attached files and opt for different administration options (such as whether replies have to be approved by you before they are published).

 

Add a wiki-post to an existing group

A wiki-post is a publication (text, information or comments) which can be modified by other people. Creating a wiki-post on an existing group will enable other members of that group to modify your post. This is an useful tool if you want to collaborate with members of the group, know their opinions on a post or allow them to make suggestions. To make a wiki-post, simply click the “Add a wiki-post to the Group” option on the Create Content link, on the left side of your window, below your username. There, you'll be able to create a title for your post, add different groups in which your post will be read, add the option of receiving notifications when someone answers your posts, add attached files and opt for different administration options (such as whether replies have to be approved by you before they are published).

 

Make a blog entry

A blog entry is a very useful way to let the IASC Community know of important news you would like to share with them. Blog entries are featured on the “News” Section of the IASC website, so they are an excellent way to let know people interested in commons of the things you want to share. And by being an IASC member, you can create blog entries for the website. To make a blog entry, simply click the “Add a blog entry” option on the Create Content link, on the left side of your window, below your username. Here, you'll be able to create a title for your post, tags (keywords which will make easier for other people to find your posts when looking for them), add an image to the post, add the option of receiving notifications when someone answers your posts, add attached files and opt for different administration options (such as whether replies have to be approved by you before they are published).

 

Make an event

If you want to let other members of the IASC Community know of an important upcoming event, being a member allows you to create “Events” other people may see. To do so, simply click the “Event” option on the Create Content link, on the left side of your window, below your username. There, you will be able to add a title, a date for the event, a description text, add the option of receiving notifications when someone answers your posts, add attached files and opt for different administration options (such as whether replies have to be approved by you before they are published). When the event is created, it will appear below the calendar on the left section of the main Member's Page (https://membership.iasc-commons.org/). This means that all members of the IASC Community will see it when they go into the member's section of the website, which makes it an excellent tool to spread upcoming events.


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