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Project Team Member Needed: Dedicated Research Contact: Nominations


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We are now taking nominations for a PT member for the office of Dedicated Research Contact.

 

If you are interested, throw cookies, cakes, your hat, turnip, or whatever you have into the ring (but make it obvious that you wish to run; state "I nominate myself" or similar).

 

The Project Team is in charge of visibility projects on AVEN. For more information about what the Project Team does, please see this link:

 

http://avenpt.tumblr.com/projectteam

 

Possible Project Team activities include:

- dealing with AVEN's media and research requests,

- managing resources,

- giving help to others with their visibility projects.

 

All PT positions have a duration of 2 years. If anyone steps down in that time, a new election will be held and the replacement will have a new term of 2 years.

 

The office that we are presently in need of is:

 

Dedicated Research Contact

 

Responsibilities: The primary responsibilities of this position are to coordinate with researchers wanting to recruit research participants from AVEN, and to implement AVEN's policies for researchers. Responsibilities include briefing other members of the PT as to the research responsibilities of the PT; acting as the default mediator between the PT and any researcher who wishes to recruit from AVEN; starting votes on research requests, or ensuring that another PT member does this; be responsible for overseeing updates to the research policy, as and when appropriate.

 

Requirements: The DRC must have a familiarity with the existing research literature on the subject of asexuality and a sound grasp of the field of online research ethics. The DRC must be able to coordinate with researchers of a wide variety of views on various issues. Ideally, the DRC should have or be in the last year of obtaining a Bachelor's degree or higher in a relevant field (i.e., a field that involves research with human subjects), but exceptions may be made for candidates with otherwise outstanding qualifications.

 

If you think that you would be an awesome AVEN Project Team Member, please throw you hat, turnip, whatever, in here.

 

Eligibility rules include: a person must have been a member for at least 6 months, and have at least 100 posts that are not in the Just For Fun or Welcome Area forums. You also cannot run with an active, current, warning. The eligibility criteria for PT are precisely the same as that for an Admod. A bio is required by voting time. Election rules are here:

 

http://www.asexuality.org/en/topic/90514-rules-and-procedure-for-elections/ 

 

You can run for only one office at a time.

 

Voting will be by a vote of confidence.

 

This is the timeline for this election:

Sunday, 5 June to Friday, 10 June: Nominations

Friday, 10 June to Monday, 13 June: Dedicated Q&A

Monday, 13 June to Saturday, 18 June: Voting

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These might be good opportunities for people who want to contribute but don't want to be mods. :) 

 

Good luck to anyone who considers it! :cake: 

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kelico

While DRC is not my position, I took it over for a while when our DRC was LOA, so if you have any questions, I can try to answer them to the best of my ability. : ) 

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I was DRC for a while and would be happy to answer any questions as well!

 

As stated in Kelly's post, the position mainly involves coordinating with researchers and AVEN's Project Team to make sure that studies involving the AVEN community aren't likely to cause harm to our member base. Most studies are good, however a few have issues that need to be addressed and you'll get to communicate this. It's pretty interesting to see what's being researched and what academics are interested in, and if you have a bit of an academic background yourself I can't recommend  putting your hand up enough :) 

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kelico

The description makes it sound a lot more intimidating than the position really is...trust me! You'll have lots of help from the team, and it's not that complicated. : ) It's basically checking emails, replying to people about their research, and bringing the research up with the team. Then we discuss it. 

 

So if the description is holding you back...no worries!

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TheSmolFoxWeeb

aaa I really wanna run but I feel like a 14 year old wouldn’t be a good pick for the position

 

 

good luck to anyone who does though :3

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We will do this again soon.

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