There are three separate facilities for different types of discussion between members: Blogs, Discussions, and Working Groups.
1. Blogs are open spaces for sharing relevant information, reflections or narratives about experiences of ongoing studies sharing news items, etc.
Blogs can be edited by the author once written, and users can comment on a blog post if they wish to do so. Anybody can view a blog, even if they are not a member of the Network.
2. Discussion Groups are places for sharing items requiring feedback, and provide a simply discussion-fora where users can share their information.
Discussion groups are overseen by The Global Health Network’s operational team to ensure that content and advice remain appropriate and information is high-quality.
3. Working groups are closed areas, which aim to provide a useful working space for specified teams to collaborate on documents.
Working groups need to be set-up by the operational team for a group to use, and the users need to be:
Working groups provide the ability to upload and download different types of documents, to enable groups to work together for example on protocols, data capture tools, etc.
The content of working group discussions is not viewable by other members of the Global Health Network or ALERRT.