Did you know that there is a private LinkedIn group just for current members of the Society for Birth Defects Research and Prevention?
The purpose of the group is to connect members to share information and ideas related to your scientific society and its mission. In particular, do you have a question about a new study and want others to weigh in? Did you see a scientific item of interest in the news that you want to share? Are you a trainee or early career member who has questions for some of our more experienced members? This forum is nonjudgmental and a safe space for sharing ideas.
How to join:
1. Login to your personal Linkedin account. (If you don't already have a LinkedIn account, consider starting one. It's easy and a great way to stay in touch and share information with professionals in your field.
2. Once logged-in, enter “BDRP Members” in the search box. See screenshot below:
3. Next, click on the BDRP Members Group in the search results and navigate to the BDRP Members Group page.
4. Once on the page, click on the “Request to Join.” See below:
5. An admin or page manager will respond to your request once your membership status is verified.
6. Once you’ve been approved by a group admin, go to your Homepage on Linkedin and scroll down to the area for “Groups.” There you’ll always find a link to the BDRP Members group to navigate.
7. Join the conversation!
What are examples of what I might want to post in this group?
-“I’m hiring.” Job postings at your institution related to research.
-Questions about career guidance in birth defects research.
-Scientific studies that may be of interest to members.
-Scientific studies you’d like others to read and provide their opinion on their results (without judging you for posting them).
-Questions a more senior member might be able to answer.
-Conversation starters, such as “Where are you finding the latest research on COVID-19 exposure in pregnancy? What do you think of the validity of those studies?”
-Shoutouts to a colleague for an accomplishment (big or small) in the field, at their place of work, etc.
See you soon on the BDRP members group on LinkedIn!
Linda G. Roberts, PhD, Chair, Communications Coordination Committee