If you have questions, we have answers!  Below you will find the most commonly asked questions.  You may have questions that are not reflected and we welcome the ask.  Feel free to reach out to us anytime at info@mnrs.org!

What is the Difference Between a Research Section and a RIIG?

RIIG stands for Research & Implementation Interest Group and is commonly used verbally when discussing Research Sections; They are one in the same.

Do I need to be a RIIG Member to Join MNRS?

No. RIIGs are optional but all MNRS members receive one complimentary RIIG membership and the opportunity to join two more for $10 each.  We encourage all MNRS members to get involved.

What if I am not Currently Part of a RIIG but Want to Join?

To join a RIIG simply complete the RIIG Request Survey.  If you are renewing your membership or would like to make a RIIG change, please email info@mnrs.org.

What is the Cost to Join a RIIG?

All MNRS members receive one complimentary RIIG as a member benefit.  Additionally, members may join two additional RIIG for $10 each.

How Long are RIIG Memberships?

As RIIGs are an MNRS membership benefit, RIIGs are tied to your membership period. You will need to renew your RIIG annually when you renew your MNRS membership. This will be one of the options when renewing online. 

How will my RIIG(s) Communicate?

MNRS RIIGs communicate in many ways!  They meet virtually, exchange emails, share resources, and more. At the center of it all is the main communication hub, better known as Groupsite.  You can view the Groupsite User Guide here

When do RIIGs Meet?

RIIG chairs will communicate via Groupsite and schedule them accordingly. There is always one held prior to the annual conference held virtually. The RIIG Chairs will work closely with the MNRS Executive Office in scheduling this one in particular.

Can You Publish Your Research Briefs on the Website?

Due to copyright issues, you may not host your research on the MNRS website, but you may outline the work being done. MNRS RIIG Snapshots can be posted to the website to outline research being done by members of your RIIG. 

Are There any Other Options to Submit a Symposium if it is not my RIIG's Scheduled Year?

In addition to Guaranteed Symposia, all members have the option to submit a competitive symposium. More details on page 9 of the RIIG Handbook.

I'm Interested in Becoming a RIIG Chair. What are Next Steps?

If you are interested in RIIG leadership, the first step is to become an active member of that RIIG. Participate in meetings and let your RIIG Chairs know of your interest!

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