A User Group is a closed room where users can communicate in confidence. The primary purpose of User Groups is to provide a facility for partnering in relation to ERA-NET calls, but User Groups may also be used for any other purpose users may have.
The user who creates a User Group is automatically the Group Coordinator, who has the sole rights to make changes in the group, including adding/deleting group memberships and giving administration rights to other members.
User Groups can be of two types related to visibility:
Public: Other users can see the group, read a summary description and apply for membership
Private: The group is invisible for other users and memberships is by invitation only
Public / Private can be reset during the life of the group. In both groups internal communication and memberships are confidential. Files uploaded to the group are secured against unauthorised access.
To create a new group, use the link in the menu. A form wil open, where you can enter a title, a description, set the visibility, and optionally upload a file. If you opts for a public file, the title and the description will be displayed to other users.