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Frequently Asked Questions

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No. You may only vote in elections run by Standing Groups / Research Networks you are a current member of.
No. While your Standing Group / Research Network membership is pending, you may not vote in an election for that Standing Group / Research Network.

Navigation

  1. Use the menu at the top of the page to switch to the areas you wish to view.
  2. Click on the logo at the top of the page to return to the home page.
  3. Click on the ‘Login’ button on the top right of the page to login to your MyECPR or create an account.
  1. Clicking an item in the menu will open a sub-menu below the item you have selected (Except in the case of the ‘Bookshop’ item). This does not disappear when moving your mouse away from the item.
  2. Either click on the relevant item you wish to see, click on another top level menu item to view that sub menu, or click on the top level menu item you originally clicked on to close the sub menu.

My Account

  1. Click on the ‘MyECPR’ menu on the left hand side of the page and select ‘create an account’
  2. Fill in the details on the form and click on the submit button.
  3. If you filled out the form correctly, you will be automatically logged in with your new account.
  1. Firstly, login using either the login button located top right of the page, or by clicking on the ‘MyECPR’ menu item on the top of the page along the menu and then ‘My Profile’ and then typing in your email address followed by your password in the relevant text boxes.
  2. Once you are logged in, click on the ‘My Profile’ area under ‘MyECPR’ if you are not already there.
  3. Under your profile, click on the ‘Password’ tab.
  4. Type in your old password, followed by your new password in the relevant text boxes and click ‘Save’
  1. Should you have forgotten your password and wish to reset it, click on the ‘Login’ button top right of the page, or click on ‘MyECPR’ and then either ‘MyECPR home’ or ‘My Profile’.
  2. Click on the ‘Forgotten Password’ link below the login text boxes.
  3. Type in the Email address registered to your account and click the ‘Submit’ button.
  4. You will receive an Email within a few minutes detailing the email address of your account and your password; use this information to login to your account.
  5. Once you have logged in, remember to change your password to something more memorable and easier to type.

Be careful typing the password that was sent to you, it is a randomly generated amount of characters and symbols, both upper and lower case. Remember that passwords are case sensitive!

  1. Login to your account by either clicking the login button top right or by clicking the ‘MyECPR’ menu item on the top of the page followed by the ‘My Profile’ page and then typing in your Email address followed by your password in the relevant text boxes.
  2. Once you are logged in, click on the ‘My Profile’ area under ‘MyECPR’ if you are not already there.
  3. Under the ‘Profile’ tab find the ‘institution’ section and either scroll through the dropdown box for your new institution, or search by typing in the drop down box.
  4. Once you have selected the correct institution, click the ‘Save’ button located at the bottom of the page.
  1. Login to your account by either clicking the login button top right or by clicking the ‘MyECPR’ menu item on the top of the page followed by the ‘My Profile’ page and then typing in your Email address followed by your password in the relevant text boxes.
  2. Once you are logged in, click on the ‘My Profile’ area under ‘MyECPR’ if you are not already there.
  3. On the profile tab type in your new or corrected email address and click the ‘Save’ button at the bottom of the page.

Remember that changing your email address will change your login address too!

  1. Login to your account by either clicking the login button top right or by clicking the ‘MyECPR’ menu item on the top of the page followed by the ‘My Profile’ page and then typing in your Email address followed by your password in the relevant text boxes.
  2. Once you are logged in, click on the ‘My Profile’ area under ‘MyECPR’ if you are not already there.
  3. Once there click on the ‘subscriptions’ tab and then ‘unsubscribe’ next to the relevant item you wish to unsubscribe from.
  1. Login to your account by either clicking the login button top right or by clicking the ‘MyECPR’ menu item on the top of the page followed by the ‘My Profile’ page and then typing in your Email address followed by your password in the relevant text boxes.
  2. Once you are logged in, click on the ‘My Profile’ area under ‘MyECPR’ if you are not already there.
  3. Click on ‘institution members’. Here you can see the finance contact and the official representative.

My Institution details are wrong, how do I get them changed?

  1. You need to contact your official representative to make the changes to the institution. Only the official representative can make changes to the institution.
  2. If you are the official representative, you can change the information by clicking the ‘Institution Profile’ tab and making the changes before clicking ‘Save’.

Please contact support@ecpr.eu to have your account marked for deletion. Please email with the reason you wish to delete the account and make sure the email is from the address registered to the account.

If you have forgotten your password and cannot access your Email account to receive the password reset email, you need to contact support@ecpr.eu who will help you recover your account. Please Email your old email account address and the new Email account address you wish your MyECPR account to be changed to.

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Publications

Please see this page for details of how to become an author with the ECPR Press.

General

A core mission of the ECPR is to support the development of the discipline by making it easier for political scientists throughout Europe to engage in co-operative advanced research, training and research-led teaching. Among the instruments to advance this goal are Standing Groups and Research Networks, which are integral parts of the ECPR. Each Standing Group / Research Network is managed by a Steering Committee, voted for by members of the group.
Standing Groups have a large membership base and engage in a wide range of activities such as organising conferences and summer schools, publishing newsletters and journals and awarding prizes. Research Networks are more specialised than Standing Groups, and may have a smaller membership base. They are more limited in terms of the range of activities, and may be of a temporary nature. status.

Joining / Leaving

You can join a Standing Group / Research Network via the 'Current Standing Groups and Research Networks' page on the website. Either select 'Join' under the details tab, or select 'More information' and click on 'Join Standing Group / Research Network'. Please note, you will need to be logged in to your MyECPR account to do this.
You can leave a Standing Group / Research Network via the 'Current Standing Groups and Research Networks' page by clicking on the name of the Standing Group and selecting 'Leave Standing Group / Research Network'. You can also leave any group you are a member of via the My Groups page in MyECPR.
At this time there is no fee to join a Standing Group or Research Network.
There is no limit to the amount of groups you may join.
If you are not affiliated with an ECPR member institution; members of the Steering Committee will receive an email asking them to respond to your membership request. You will receive an email informing you once your request has been either approved or declined.
Yes. Your Standing Group / Research Network membership will be pending the approval of that Standing Group / Research Network's Steering Committee, no matter how many times you leave and join.

Renewal

Membership to ECPR Standing Groups and Research Networks is biennial. This is to ensure that membership for each Standing Group and Research Network stays current and up-to-date.
Standing Group / Research Network membership runs until 30 September every other year; you will be able to renew your membership for the following two years two months prior to the renewal date.
If you do not renew your membership, you will automatically be removed from the group after the renewal date. You can rejoin the group again at any time by following the instructions to join (see above).
You can renew your membership via the My Groups page in MyECPR.
If you are affiliated to an ECPR member institution and you renew your membership, your membership will continue automatically. If you are from a non-ECPR member institution and you renew your membership by the renewal date, the Steering Committee will not need to approve your membership. If your membership expires and you wish to rejoin the group, your membership request will need to be approved again.

Elections

No. You may only vote in elections run by Standing Groups / Research Networks you are a current member of.
No. While your Standing Group / Research Network membership is pending, you may not vote in an election for that Standing Group / Research Network.
If you are a member of a Standing Group / Research Network, you are eligible to vote in the Steering Committee election of that group. The ECPR website offers an online election system, allowing group members to vote for their preferred candidate/s. This can be accessed via the My Groups page in MyECPR. The Chair of the group will notify all group members when the voting stage of the election is live.
When a Steering Committee election is due, the Chair of the Standing Group / Research Network will send out a call for self nominations to all group members. You will then have 30 days to submit a nomination.