Frequently Asked Questions

Simply click on the registration button on the login window on the home page and follow instructions. It’s very simple and won’t take you long to be enjoying the benefits of membership.

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Using the Mums in Science network is completely free.

Anyone can join and anyone can contribute, but we do monitor memberships, groups and conversations very closely to make sure everything is appropriate.

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Please do, we are a welcoming and diverse group and encourage new members to join.

You can find collaborators by creating a post in the Co-founder and Collaborator forum.  Here are some questions you could answer in your post, to explain what you need.

  • Describe what you are working on (project, start-up, small business, research, etc.).
  • Do you need a co-founder, research partner or collaborator?
  • What expertise is needed (e.g. biotech, front end, etc.)?
  • What skills should the person have?
  • How long do you need their input for?
  • Will it be on a voluntary or paid basis?
  • Does your collaborator need to be in a specific time zone or location?

You can find a new venture by creating a post in the Co-founder and Collaborator forum. Here are some questions in your post, to describe what you are looking for.

  • What do you want to work on (project, start-up, small business, research, etc.)?
  • Would you like to be a co-founder, research partner, etc?
  • What expertise can you offer (e.g. inorganic chemistry, full stack, etc.)?
  • How much time you can offer and for how long?
  • Do you have a preference for voluntary or paid offers?
  • Are you looking to work in a specific time zone or location?

Let the Mums in Science network help you find a collaborator or your next big project.

This means someone in your network nominated you to be featured in the series. The series aims to highlight the achievements of people in STEM while drawing attention to the challenges of working in the field.

What you need to do

If you would like to participate, please fill out the linked form and send us a picture of yourself that you think best represents you right now. The optimal size for this image is 340 (W) X 250 (H) pixels.

What happens next?

We will collate your answers and publish them in an article on our platform within 30 days of receipt. These articles are published every month.

After the article is published, we will share it on Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Twitter and Instagram. We will tag you in each of the posts to create buzz about your article.

Thank you in advance for sharing your experience with us. We are delighted to share your story and business with the world.

If you like our community platform and want to help Mum in Science (MIS) continue grow, here are some suggestions of how you can help,

1. Ask people in your network (friends, family, colleagues) to join.

2. Share our articles on social media, using #mumsinscience in the post.

3. Attend events and invite your network to attend by sharing on social media, using #mumsinscience in the post.

4. Join a monthly group meeting that is of interest, and invite your network to join by sharing details on social media, using #mumsinscience #supersupport in the post.

5. Become a moderator to help us keep the community safe, friendly and fun. Email us at [email protected].

6. Connect with other members to and grow you network.

7. Chat and share information in existing groups.

8. Create new groups to chat about topics that interest you, and invite MIS members and your outside networks to join the conversation.

9. Provide feedback, email [email protected] to tell us what you want to see more of and what’s not working.

10. Donate to help us provide new services and features.

Mums in Science aims support women globally by providing a safe space for all people that identify as women to connect and share information that is important to them.

Everyone needs support and encouragement regardless of age, gender, ethnicity and wealth – for this reason we provide free access to the platform, events and monthly support groups that any woman can join.

Our groups use moderators to ensure a safe, healthy and friendly community for users.