Special Interest Groups (SIGs)
The Society is delighted to announce the introduction of Special Interest Groups (SIGs). These SIGs will be Theme Lead-facilitated and member-led, providing recognition and support for specific areas of interest. This new initiative has been introduced to ensure that the needs of our growing membership and its varied research areas are fully supported.
Members can propose small to medium-sized niche interest groups to network, share information and best practice, and champion novel areas of nutrition research. SIGs may also support collaboration with relevant external partners, stakeholders or could support regional activities. Leading a SIG could involve hosting events of interest to your networks, such as careers events or gatherings to build research capacity or convene new research groups, facilitating a discussion forum on Member-Connect.
A short term ‘sprint’ group will be an integral part of the formation of a SIG. This short trial period will allow the formed group to test the viability of the SIG and its outputs by defining a limited number of specific, short-term goals, ensuring its principles are aligned to enable the successful and sustainable formation of a longer-term SIG.
SIGs are intended to be flexible and to support innovative activities that will achieve your SIG’s objectives. These networks will be an excellent way to develop professional contacts and to share interests. Members may be involved with one or more SIGs.
Members are invited to submit applications for SIGs. This will be a rolling application process with no deadline in the first instance. Please download the form below and return it to firstname.lastname@example.org