There are three group areas – Special Interest Groups (SIGs), Organisational Members and Partner Groups. The functionality of each of these areas is the same.
Special Interest Groups (SIGs)
These are set up by a group of IFIC members who would like to collaborate on a specific topic, which needs further attention and development within the integrated care field. The topic may focus on research methodologies, certain target groups or similar. The SIGs thus aim to promote the development, adaptation or translation of scientific approaches for the specific purposes of integrated care, and/or promote a specific topic within the integrated care field.
As part of the annual IFIC membership subscription, organisational members have access to their own group pages. In Organisational Members group pages you will find the organisation’s profile and understand more about the organisation’s work in the field of integrated care. Organisations can use this space to create forum discussions, wiki collaborative documents and to communicate and engage with members.
These pages are specifically for organisations and projects that the Foundation works with. Partners include EU and other projects, international NGOs, other not-for-profit and patient-focused organisations, and commercial partners who are supporting and collaborating with the Foundation. Partners can use this space to create forum discussions, wiki collaborative documents and to communicate and engage with members.
When you click on a group area you can see all the public and private groups available. If a group is public you can click on ‘join group’ or if it is private you can request membership.
The group page provides a group description and lists the latest activity. You will find links to forums, group collaborative documents (wiki), relevant events and members. You can also send invites to other members to join the group and change your email notification options in this area. It is advised that you choose at least a weekly summary email in order to stay up to date with the activity of the group. To the right hand side you can filter the content.