Work interests: Providing NPO social network for better research communication
Affiliation/website: Serving all members of the Research Cooperative
Preferred contact method: Other (details below)
Preferred contact language(s): English
Contact: email (researchcooperative atto gmail dotto com)
Favourite publications: PJ Matthews and J Akamine, eds. (2004) Research Writing in Japan: Personal, Cultural, and Practical Perspectives, Senri Ethnological Reports No. 49. National Museum of Ethnology, Osaka.
Tips for Networking No. 11
How to invite others
Welcome to the eleventh issue of Tips for Networking
Date: 2nd September, 2012.
Publisher: The Research Cooperative. Circulation: c. 4,200.
Previous issue: 23rd May, 2012 (Inviters and greeters).
Tips top page.
For our network to become really useful, all members need to know how to invite others to join.
Our network does not automatically take your email address book information and send messages to all your contacts.
The process is very manual and is under your control.
I like this. It means our network can grow organically through invitations that people definitely want to send to others. Any member can invite friend and colleagues to join the network, using a variety of methods.
This week, I wrote a FAQ item to explain this: "How to invite others".
To summarise, there are two main ways to invite others, after signing in to the network with your login details (email address and password).
1. By using your address book to select contacts, or by using the Research Cooperative email form. You can see how this works by signing in, and going to the Invite tab in the main menu (see "How to invite others" formore details).
2. By sending a link with your usual email account.
After signing in, and going to the Invite tab in the main menu, you will see the following option at the bottom of the page (NB the image below does not have an active link; there is no need to click on the image):
If the person you send it to clicks on the link, the following Sign Up page should appear (see below).
In this case it says "Peter Matthews invited you to join... etc." in the second line.
You have to sign in to get a link that has your name attached to it (your friends won't know who I am, so please do not use the example link in the image above!)
Thanks for your patience. It takes time to get familiar with how to use a network. You can experiment by sending an invitation to yourself, like I did.
When you are happy with a method, please send invitations to anyone who you think might like to join the Research Cooperative!
We welcome students, researchers, teachers, companies, publishers, and all professionals involved in scientific publishing and the production of educational literature.
Sincerely, Dr Peter Matthews (Admin., Kyoto, Japan)