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If your question is not answered here, then you may Ask a FAQ if you have registered and logged on.

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Help for Site Users

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You can subscribe to the newsletter in one of two ways:

Subscribe without registering: this is very simple - just enter your email address in the box on the right hand side of the home page (and most other pages), and click 'Subscribe'. You will receive the newsletter, but will not become a registered user on the site. The confirmation email you will receive will include an unsubscribe link.

Join the site: apply for an Account on the site by clicking on 'Join', above. See FAQ:
How do I register, create and edit my Profile?

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When you join this site you create an Account - essentially nothing more than your username, an email address and a password. Your Account:

  • allows you to subscribe to the newsletter;
  • makes it easier to comment on articles than if you comment anonymously;
  • allows you to create a Public Profile (next), which in turn allows you to submit content to the site, like News articles, Partner Search profiles, etc.

You apply for an account by filling in the 'Join' form. Your Account is then approved by the ACP S&T Programme Management Unit (PMU).

Your Public Profile is your page on this site - you can tell the community about yourself and where you work, provide a photograph, etc.

Moreover, once you have a Public Profile it will link to everything you contribute to the site: news articles, Partner Search profiles, comments, etc.  These links are two-way: your contributions also link back to your Profile, so other visitors can follow your conversations across the site easily.

You can provide most of this information when you initially fill out the 'Join' form if you wish, but it will not go Public at that point, as your Account need to be approved first.

Once it is approved, you can edit your Profile simply by logging in.

More details: see FAQ: How do I register, create and edit my Profile?

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To register to this site and create a user profile, click on Join in the top left hand corner (it disappears once you've logged on).

This form is composed of two parts:

  • Your account is nothing more than a username and an email address. Both are mandatory.
  • Your profile contains a few fields which will be used for your public profile. Only first name is mandatory. Only select a project if you are actually involved in an ongoing ACP S&T project. You can select more than one by holding down the CTRL key.

After you submit the form, the site will email you while your account is checked by the Programme Management Unit (PMU). This is when they will confirm if you are involved in an ACP S&T project, if you have nominated one.

Once they have approved your account, you will receive another email providing you with a link. This can only be used once - follow the instructions and set your password.

After that, whenever you are logged on to the site, a User Menu will appear on the site's right hand side. Click on 'My Account' to edit your account and profile:

  • change your password or email address whenever you like through the 'Account' tab;
  • edit your profile through the 'Profile' tab. Note that it will not be Public unless you tick the 'Make my profile public' box at the top;
  • subscribe to our newsletter by clicking on 'My newsletters' and ticking the box

You can log out in the top right hand corner of the screen.

More details: see FAQ: What is an Account, and what is a Personal Profile?

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To submit an FAQ you must be logged in, which makes your 'User Menu' appear in this site's right hand column.

Click on 'Create Content', and then select FAQ.

Type in a one-line Question and then select one or more of the available categories.

If you wish to elaborate on your question, add some text in the 'Question details' box.

Your question will be submitted to the Site Editor, who will add an answer and publish it.

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In order to submit either, you must be logged in. Both site members and project members can submit a 'News and Views' article, while only project members can submit a Project News article, and only about the project(s) they are involved in.

See FAQ: What is a Project Member, and how do I become one?

In both cases, once logged in you will see a 'User Menu' in this site's right hand column. Click on 'Create Content', and then select News and Views or Project News (if available).

Both article types have a title and a main text. There are two ways of inserting ONE image (i.e., use one of the following methods):

  • Insert gallery image: if the image is in the site's Photo Gallery, then start typing in its title (which you can find by clicking on the photo's Image Details), and select the image;
  • Upload an image: use the browse button to find the image on your PC, and then click 'upload'. This image will not be added to the Photo Gallery.

Finally, do not touch 'Show summary in full view'.

When you click 'Save', the article is submitted to the Site Editor, who moderates and publishes it.

All articles will appear on your Public Profile. If the article is suitable, it will appear on the Home Page. All Project News articles will appear on the Project Description, and the appropriate Theme menus (left).

Help for projects (4)

Help for projects

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To register to this site and create a user profile, click on Join in the top left hand corner (it disappears once you've logged on).

This form is composed of two parts:

  • Your account is nothing more than a username and an email address. Both are mandatory.
  • Your profile contains a few fields which will be used for your public profile. Only first name is mandatory. Only select a project if you are actually involved in an ongoing ACP S&T project. You can select more than one by holding down the CTRL key.

After you submit the form, the site will email you while your account is checked by the Programme Management Unit (PMU). This is when they will confirm if you are involved in an ACP S&T project, if you have nominated one.

Once they have approved your account, you will receive another email providing you with a link. This can only be used once - follow the instructions and set your password.

After that, whenever you are logged on to the site, a User Menu will appear on the site's right hand side. Click on 'My Account' to edit your account and profile:

  • change your password or email address whenever you like through the 'Account' tab;
  • edit your profile through the 'Profile' tab. Note that it will not be Public unless you tick the 'Make my profile public' box at the top;
  • subscribe to our newsletter by clicking on 'My newsletters' and ticking the box

You can log out in the top right hand corner of the screen.

More details: see FAQ: What is an Account, and what is a Personal Profile?

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A Project Member is someone who is both registered to the site and has been given additional permissions to edit a project’s description and submit news relevant to it.

If you are involved in one or more ACP S&T projects, select them from the project list when you Join the site (click 'Join', above, or see FAQ: What is an Account, and what is a Personal Profile?).

The Programme Management Unit will then confirm your involvement, and then make you a Project Member attached to that project.

Assuming you publish a Public Profile, it will then feature a link to the project (see FAQ: How do I register, create and edit my Profile?)

Moreover, when you create an article, you will have the choice between writing a 'News and Views' article, which only appear in the Home Page, or a Project News article, which appears on the Home Page, the relevant Project Description, and the appropriate Theme Menu.

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In order to submit either, you must be logged in. Both site members and project members can submit a 'News and Views' article, while only project members can submit a Project News article, and only about the project(s) they are involved in.

See FAQ: What is a Project Member, and how do I become one?

In both cases, once logged in you will see a 'User Menu' in this site's right hand column. Click on 'Create Content', and then select News and Views or Project News (if available).

Both article types have a title and a main text. There are two ways of inserting ONE image (i.e., use one of the following methods):

  • Insert gallery image: if the image is in the site's Photo Gallery, then start typing in its title (which you can find by clicking on the photo's Image Details), and select the image;
  • Upload an image: use the browse button to find the image on your PC, and then click 'upload'. This image will not be added to the Photo Gallery.

Finally, do not touch 'Show summary in full view'.

When you click 'Save', the article is submitted to the Site Editor, who moderates and publishes it.

All articles will appear on your Public Profile. If the article is suitable, it will appear on the Home Page. All Project News articles will appear on the Project Description, and the appropriate Theme menus (left).

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Not yet. This feature will become available when we further develop the way projects are displayed.