What is an ORS Community Network?

ORS members of all different backgrounds, career levels, and experiences have a new way to connect with each other—ORS Community Networks!  Networks are self-identified, organically established communities offering opportunities for members to connect with each other, share experiences, and form life-long friendships and collaborations. 

What is the role of an ORS Community Network?

The focus and goals of the community are up to you and your colleagues! You simply need to complete the application process explained below.

Networks can be:

  • Identity focused
  • Career or career-level focused (post-docs, resident, lab manager, lab tech, etc)

What resources are available for Community Networks?

Community Networks will have ways to connect both in-person and online:

  • A designated online community with instant access to discussions with colleagues.
  • The opportunity to gather in a dedicated space at the ORS Annual Meeting.
  • Highlight your community in ORS Connect with featured articles throughout the year highlighting your network.

How can you establish an ORS Community Network?

Networks can be created by completing the online application form.  You will need to provide:

  • Name of the community network
  • Name of the Proposed chair
  • 10 ORS members committed to participating in the network and helping to organize conference calls, in-person meetings, and ORS Connect articles
  • A statement providing a summary of the goals and objectives of your community

Members can utilize the ORS Member Directory to identify member names and email addresses.