Joining and leaving a research group

Once you've created an AURA account, you'll be taken to your profile page. You might notice a link underneath your name that says "Add your research group" or "Already part of a research group?" These links will allow you to associate with a research group listing. If you're a mentor, this can help potential students get to know more of the mentors in the research group. If you're a student, this can help mentors get to know what you do currently. If you're a student, you do not need to select a research group at all. If you're a mentor, listing your research group is not required, but it can be extremely helpful to students trying to figure out more about a group. As a mentor, if you create a research group, it will automatically become the group listed on your profile.

Once you've joined a research group, you will always have the ability to leave or change your research groups. These options appear directly next to the research group name on your profile. Additionally, the owner of a specific group has the ability to remove you from their group if they see fit. A group owner also has the ability to transfer ownership to anyone else in their group. Being part of a research group is a great way to make AURA more accessible and inviting.