Happy love month! We hope you all are staying warm out there. The spring semester is in full swing, and we are sure you are all enjoying your courses. The MyNRMN team is working tirelessly to help make the platform more efficient and user friendly for all. This month we want to highlight a few new features rolling out in the coming months. We also want to remind you of our new mentee course, “Launching Research Pt. 1: Laboratory Readiness.”
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New Upcoming Features
The MyNRMN team is creating features, Projects, Knowledge-based, Surveys, and Sign-up, that will help all members navigate the platform and add to the many benefits of using the MyNRMN platform.
- Projects – can be used to create projects and have multiple users assigned to work on that project. Project members will have a space to start a conversation about a specific task.
- Knowledge-Based – will be used to host all MyNRMN support articles that are currently being hosted in Zendesk. Now, you can view the support articles from the “Need Help?” link in MyNRMN.
- Surveys – are a feature of the courses portion of MyNRMN. The survey tool will be beneficial in collecting feedback from course members. Unlike quizzes, there is no grading/passing score for surveys.
- Sign-up – will be used to create events and registration forms. The form fields are completely customizable. This will be beneficial for members to request their students/ faculty to join MyNRMN or other events/ courses.
New Mentee Course
Our new mentee course, “Launching Research Pt. 1: Laboratory Readiness,” is designed specifically to help mentees and students kick-start their research career and acclimate them to the laboratory environment. The course is divided into three modules. The first module introduces the user to research, provides guidelines for mentor and mentee responsibilities, and discusses the development of a professional image. The second module addresses research compliance including the protection of human subjects, the welfare of laboratory animals, and guidance for developing standard operating procedures. The third module covers research ethics including conflicts of interest, article perspectives, research articles, and provides instruction for creating and maintaining a laboratory notebook.
If you are a faculty, PI, administrator, etc. and would like to have your students/mentees take the course, we can help you create your own cohort/group and start enrollment. Email us at email@example.com to get started!
Reagan Miller, Virtual Community Coordinator