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Frequently Asked Questions

Website

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.

Firstly, try a different browser. Sometimes a browser can be setup in such a way that it doesn’t work well with our website. The following browsers are recommended for our website:

If the problem continues, make sure you have cookies enabled. See here for more details:

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Please see the Contact Us page for information on who to contact with your query, if you do not know who to contact, please email support@ecpr.eu for help or if you have a problem with the website.

The ECPR recently added a new feature, Public Profile, to your MyECPR account.

You can include:

  • a profile photo and a banner image
  • Social media and website links
  • a short biography
  • list your research interests
  • let people know which events you are attending
  • show people the Standing Groups and Networks that you belong to
  • copy your profile link to share with others

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.

Zoom

No, We have provided links that give participants the choice of using the Zoom App or joining the session with a web browser.

Zoom has had some negative press since gaining popularity due to the Pandemic. Zoom has been working hard to address users concerns and a full update of what has been addressed can be found here

If you have concerns about installing the Zoom App to your device, please note that we are providing alternative links that will enable you to join a session using your web browser.

The following versions of browser are recommended:

  • Internet Explorer 10 or higher.
  • Chromium Edge 80 or higher.
  • Google Chrome 53.0.2785 or higher.
  • Safari 10.0.602.1.50 or higher.
  • Firefox 76 or higher.

Yes, Links will be provided for web browsers.

The following versions of browser are recommended:

  • Internet Explorer 10 or higher.
  • Chromium Edge 80 or higher.
  • Google Chrome 53.0.2785 or higher.
  • Safari 10.0.602.1.50 or higher.
  • Firefox 76 or higher.

The ECPR has taken as many precautions as possible to reduce the chances of "Zoom Bombing", including:

  • Only participants can access the meetings through their ECPR account if they are fully registered and paid.
  • Reducing the chance links being shared by not releasing links to sessions until shortly before the session commences.
  • Sessions can only be joined by using the buttons provided on the ECPR website.
  • Participants will not be emailed links.
  • Zoom passwords have been applied.
  • Disabling certain functionality at page level.

The ECPR has its own Data Protection Officer who has been involved with the process and the appropriate forms have been completed.

The ECPR will only be using Zoom's European data centres. Please visit here for further information on Zoom and GDPR.

Please visit here to read the ECPR's Privacy Policy.

No, the Zoom App and web versions are free to use. The ECPR's subscription to Zoom allows it to provide the meetings and webinars.
The Zoom app can be downloaded for free from the official site. Included are links to the official apps for mobile devices distributed by Apple and Google. We strongly advise that the apps should be downloaded from official sites only.

Privacy

Please visit here to read the ECPR's Privacy Policy.

Messaging

The ECPR has introduced an exciting new Messaging service to the conference website that enables you to message other participants in real time individually or as a small group (restrictions apply). Simply visit your Inbox and click on the 'Enable Messaging' button. help people Discover you by enabling your profile to be found in your MyECPR account.
If you are sure that you no longer wish to receive messages please contact support@ecpr.eu

Attending the Conference

The times shown are British Summer Time (BST)
The Conference website is https://gc.ecpr.eu. It is very important that you login using the account that you registered for the event otherwise you will not be able to access the conference.

Need more help? Contact support@ecpr.eu

Only participants who have registered and paid can access the event.

Please check that you are using the account that you registered for the event with the same username and login.

Buttons to join the sessions are only displayed 15min before the session is due to start.

Need more help? Contact generalconference@ecpr.eu

The Conference website uses the very latest technology to make its website work on mobile devices and it can be used as an App. To install the site as an App please watch the videos for installing onto an IOS or Android device.

My Itinerary allows you to plan your event in advance. You can search for the panels and sessions that you which to attend and simply click/press on the 'Add to Itinerary' button. If you make a mistake, simply click/press on the 'Remove from Itinerary' button.

Need more help? Watch this short video clip.

Visit the Discovery page. Here you can browse or search for people attending the event. You can message them if they have enabled the Message functionality (view your Inbox for more details).
No problem, use the help desk link and talk to an ECPR events co-ordinator. The help desk will be open for the duration of the conference apart from during the Networking Reception and the Lunchtime Ice Cream Social
Any sessions where you are playing a key role, such as a Paper Presenter, have automatically been added to your Itinerary and these cannot be deleted. We have also added some items that we think you might like, but please remove these if you don't want them.
Yes, if you would like to attend, please register as an observer here. Once you have registered and paid, you will be able to add any Panels or activities you wish to attend into your Itinerary. To do this, please go to the timetable here and then click/press on ‘Add to Itinerary’ for any sessions you are interested in attending. You will find the link available in your MyECPR Account, under My Events and hour before the session begins. To join, please click/press on ‘Join Meeting’.
Certificates of participation will be issued after the event on request if you have a role in the Virtual General Conference– please email generalconference@ecpr.eu if you would like a certificate.
Yes, these will be recorded and made available to watch during the remainder of the conference.
Yes, a virtual background can be used and it will add to your privacy, but please ensure that it does not contan harmeful or offensive content. Note that this is not available in the Zoom web client.