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Accomplishments and Current Activities
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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.

2022

R-RN members worked to develop collaborative proposal submissions to programs within the National Science Foundation.

2022

ARS National Convention featured poster session by Rhododendron researchers and horticulturalists.

2022

Revised newsletter mailing list and published newsletters in January and July.

2022

Updated and backed up quarterly Rhododendron reference database. Transitioned database to Zotero, a free platform. References still updated in Mendeley, but Mendeley now is deprecated..

2022

Began development on a prototype Rhododendron trait database using initial data provided by Jean and Juliana. Database will be hosted and searchable at the R-RN website.

   

Current Initiatives Summary:      Details of current initiatives

2023

Seek participants for proposal to the National Science Foundation Research Coordination Networks.

2023

Seek article submissions for a special issue of Rhododendrons International focused on Rhododendron research.

2023

Continue development of a prototype database for Rhododendron species traits.

2023

Maintain the Rhododendron literature database by adding new publications quarterly to the database.

2023

Host a science-base poster session at the 2023 ARS/ASA Convention to be held in Atlanta GA April 18-23.

2023

Publish news articles of interest in the biannual R-RN newsletter.

2023

Identify leader for the Community-based Research Working Group.

   

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