OUR POLICY FOR INCORPORATING NEW NODES INTO THE NETWORK
CEBEM is open to the possibility of incorporating new nodes into the network. Under normal circumstances, new nodes are expected to be represented by research groups rather than single individuals. For this reason it is normally presumed that applications will be endorsed by more than one researcher with a tradition in Structural Biology, Bioimaging and/or Integrative Bioimaging.
Application to become a member of CEBEM is a simple process and can be done by sending a letter of interest to the general coordinator of CEBEM. Subsequently, applications will be evaluated by the CEBEM general council, which includes representatives of all current nodes.
New nodes must adhere to the basic philosophy of CEBEM by participating in initiatives aimed towards the construction of a stronger Integrative Bioimaging community in South America.
The ways in which the new node could participate in this process should be made explicit in the letter of application. Typically, it is expected that members of the new node would be prepared to make a commitment to participate in the organization and running of advanced courses in Structural Biology, Bioimaging and/or Integrative Bioimaging, as well as in teaching on those organized by other nodes. Furthermore, equipment housed in the laboratories which compose the new node should be made available to other CEBEM members, whilst obviously abiding by local rules of access and operation.
Finally, the new node, like all others, should make every effort possible to identify funding opportunities in order to maintain CEBEM’s activities. This may also involve efforts to make the work of CEBEM more visible to local Science policy makers and Funding Bodies. Wherever possible, specific initiatives should be cited in the application letter.