CABI are offering an exciting opportunity for enthusiastic fall armyworm (FAW) researchers to take on the role of Research Champion for the FAW research collaboration portal.
Each of the Research Champions will spend time on the portal, responding to posts and comments related to their respective research field and encouraging others to get involved. Besides the benefits to the research effort and people affected by FAW outbreaks, Research Champions will also benefit from:
- Forming direct connections with FAW researchers
- Gaining in-depth awareness of other research projects
- Developing skills in moderation and stimulating discussion
- Participation in technical discussions
The FAW research collaboration portal brings FAW researchers together to share and discuss updates, findings and lessons learned from their research, in order to encourage the exchange of information and improve the efficiency of FAW management research. CABI are looking to build a team of six Research Champions to help to drive this engagement and inspire interesting and useful discussion within the community for their respective research area. The six research areas are:
- Biological Control
- Biology, Monitoring, Surveillance and Scouting
- Cultural Control and Agro-ecology Management
- Environmentally Safe Pesticides and Pesticide Risk Management
- Host Plant Resistance – Socio-economics
- Impact Assessment
This is a role ideally suited to enthusiastic individuals actively engaged in FAW research and passionate about open science. The role is flexible, with delivery focused on impact within the portal, and Research Champions will be offered a small honorarium payment for their involvement. The roles will be active for 2 months initially, with a possible extension, and Research Champions will receive full training on use of the site, and will have the support of the project team at CABI. If you are interested in applying to be a Research Champion, please send a CV and a short paragraph to explain why you are well suited to the role to email@example.com by Monday November 23rd 2020, 17:00 GMT.
More details about the role can be found here – https://faw.researchcollaborationportal.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/FAWRCP-Research-Champion-role.pdf
Visit the Fall armyworm Research Collaboartion Portal to discover what the community has been discussing so far, and view our video about the portal to hear more about the benefits of the portal.
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