Introducing the FEBS Network 

The FEBS Network aims to provide a valuable online international forum for scientists working in the molecular and cellular life sciences, enabling them to share advice, news and insights, and connect and collaborate – with the ultimate goal of helping to advance progress in these research areas. 

The Network currently presents most content from its invited experts and contributors in four themed 'channels': Early-Career Scientist, Educator, Viewpoints and Research. In addition, a few 'rooms' host content for specific FEBS community groups, for delegates attending certain FEBS events, or for scientists interested in particular subtopics. FEBS Constituent Societies are also able to post news in a FEBS Societies channel.

Scientists and students from across the spectrum of molecular life science research, and those in roles supporting research, are invited to join the FEBS Network community by registering on the site. Once registered, you can create a profile page where you can present your interests and post relevant content (which will also be featured on the homepage in 'Latest from all the community'), view ‘community-exclusive’ content on the site, sign up for alerts to areas of the site that interest you, engage with posts by liking and commenting, use the ‘conversations’ feature in rooms, direct message other registered users, and follow selected contributors. It's free to join the FEBS Network, and those who register currently also benefit from free access to The FEBS Journal and FEBS Letters. You do not need to be a member of a FEBS Constituent Society to join the Network

The FEBS Network has developed from a collaboration between FEBS and its journal publisher Wiley, and is hosted using software from Zapnito, who specialize in creating expert-led networks. A FEBS 'Network Working Group' of senior scientists is overseeing the aims and strategy of the FEBS Network. Scientists connected with various FEBS activities are also working pro bono on areas of the site, and there will be contributions from some editors of FEBS publications as well. To find out more about the plans for this new initiative from FEBS, see the 'Welcome to the FEBS Network' post. 

We hope you will be interested in coming aboard the growing FEBS Network and contributing to its value for the community. To get started with making your profile and for other Network tips, explore the 'About the FEBS Network' channel. And if you interested in contributing a post or video to the curated channels of the FEBS Network, do get in touch at info@febs.org

To read our Community Policy, click here. Note that while channel contributors are invited to post into the curated channels on the site, and channel overseers or FEBS staff may comment on some content before it is posted, contributions on the platform are generally not peer reviewed and may not be edited, reflecting the informality and many voices of a community site. Views expressed by contributors do not necessarily represent the views of FEBS, and FEBS does not make any guarantees on reliability of content, advice and opinion.  

The FEBS Network Team 2021

Channel overseers:

Early-career scientist: Andreas Hartig (Vienna, Austria)
Educator: Angel Herráez (Alcalá de Henares, Spain)
Viewpoints: Isabel Varela Nieto (Madrid, Spain)
Research: Andrea Bellelli (Rome, Italy)

General network development:

FEBS Network Working Group:  Laszlo Fesus, Andrea Bellelli, Irene Díaz-Moreno, Andreas Hartig, Angel Herraez, Isabel Varela Nieto, Beata Vertessy
FEBS staff: Carolyn Elliss, Fiona Veira-McTiernan
Wiley: Jackie Jones

For general queries on the Network, please contact Carolyn Elliss on info@febs.org

About FEBS

Founded on 1st January 1964, The Federation of European Biochemical Societies (FEBS) encompasses thousands of members across more than 35 biochemistry and molecular biology societies (its 'Constituent Societies') in different countries of Europe and neighbouring regions. As a grass-roots organization FEBS thereby provides a voice to a large part of the academic research and teaching community in Europe and beyond.

As a charity, FEBS promotes and supports biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology, molecular biophysics and related research areas through its journals, Congress, Advanced Courses, Fellowships and other initiatives. There is an emphasis in many programmes on scientific exchange and cooperation between scientists working in different countries, and on promotion of the training of early-career scientists.

For more information about FEBS, please visit the FEBS website.

About Wiley

Wiley is a global provider of knowledge and knowledge-enabled services that improve outcomes in areas of research, professional practice, and education. We produce scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly journals, reference works, books, database services, and advertising, in print and digital formats, as well as online products and services, training materials, and educational materials. Wiley also provides comprehensive solutions to institutions in higher education and global research. We proudly partner with more than 650 scientific and scholarly societies such as FEBS around the world that collectively represent more than 14 million members globally. For more information, please visit www.wiley.com.

 Wiley Online Library hosts the world's broadest and deepest multidisciplinary collection of online resources covering life, health and physical sciences, social science, and the humanities. It includes over 6 million articles from over 1,500 journals, over 20,000 online books, and hundreds of reference works, laboratory protocols and databases. To explore Wiley Online Library, please visit www.onlinelibrary.wiley.com.