How to Contribute or Join a Group

We welcome you to join ExposureScience.Org!

Anyone can join ExposureScience.Org and become involved in an online community of researchers.

Please create a new account by filling out the registration form. You account should be approved quickly, as long as you provide an indication of your interests in exposure science. To request a new online group or to be given contributor privileges, and/or to volunteer to manager a group, please send an email to Dr. Klepeis using the contact form.

Serving Researchers and the General Public

For researchers, ExposureScience.Org offers a chance to communicate and collaborate with other scientists and to showcase past work, making it available for others who may not otherwise be able to find it or access it. Whether you perform research or not, you can contribute to the website by posting useful exposure-related information and forum topics.

Private Collaborative Groups

We maintain different private sections of the website where members can post materials for special interest groups (for example, tobacco smoke monitoring or software used in human exposure analysis). When registering, you can request to join different groups, such as the "Project Contributors Group" to contribute research materials. You can also request to join the "Researchers Group" or another group involved with an area of research that interests you.

Please send an email to Dr. Klepeis using the contact form if you have any questions about contributing or joining/starting a specific research group.

Making Scholarly Materials Publicly Available

When contributing material to the website, you can opt to make everything available for free download by the public. You may also choose to keep your posts limited to a private group until the data have been published.

Materials released to the public should have a specific license for use that you feel is appropriate (e.g., "Free for personal or educational use", GNU General Public License, or one of the Creative Commons licenses).

If you want to post your research publicly, keep in mind that a typical contribution should have the following:

  • A complete description of the research project, including photos, tables, or figures, which can be published on this website
  • At least one peer-reviewed journal article associated with the project, which can be made available on this website as a free download (e.g., as a preprint, a postprint, or the final published article).

In addition, contributions may include one or more of the following:

  • An associated data set.
  • One or more presentations associated with the project in PowerPoint, OpenDocument, or PDF format.
  • One or more technical reports associated with the project.
  • One or more associated computer programs or software libraries, preferably including source code.
  • Links to other websites, which are directly or conceptually related to the project and may be of interest to ExposureScience.Org visitors.

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