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Accomplishments, Current Initiatives
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Accomplishments:

2017

Rhododendron research network is established.

2017

Website created, rhodo-research.net.

2018

Additions and improvements made to the R-RN website.

2018

Steering committee established. Bi-annual newsletter begun. Published Journal and magazine articles about R-RN.

2019

Research issue of Rhododendrons International published.

2019

R-RN governance page, charter documents page and R-RN annual reports added to web site.

2019

Rhododendron literature database created using Mendeley.

2020

Created online chat capabilities at R-RN web site for members.

2020

Added website links to online rhododendron resources for researchers.

2020

Increased visibility of R-RN via Twitter and Facebook.

2020

Supported transition of new ARS Research Committee Chair.

2020

Researched potential grant application from the NSF Research Coordination Networks program.

2021

Published three issues of the R-RN newsletter.

2021

Hosted three half-day virtual R-RN meetings with theme: "Building Community Partnerships".

2021

Grew and maintained the Mendeley database of scientific literature.

2021

Grew R-RN's social media presence via Facebook and Twitter.

   

Current Initiatives Summary:      Details of current initiatives

2022

Develop collaborative grant proposals to fund research and education in Rhododendron.

2022

Create opportunities for communication between researchers and with the public via meetings, newsletters, social media posts and R-RN website content.

2022

Maintain the Mendeley literature database. Create a prototype Rhododendron trait database.

2022

Provide new R-RN website content:
  List valuable resources for research available from ARS members, such as the ARS seed exchange sale.
  Quarterly export the R-RN literature database file for import into popular research management software systems.

2022

Fill empty positions on the R-RN steering committee.

2022

Submit ARS Pioneer Award nomination(s) for prominent Rhododendron researcher(s).

   

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