Community of Interest Portal

NSF’s Large Facilities Office (LFO) is currently rolling out a new Communities of Interest (COI) . This project is based on multiple requests we’ve received from the Large Facilities Community to facilitate conversation and knowledge sharing with the NSF-supported Large Facilities Community.

“Communities of Interest” are currently segmented by:
  • Business, Award, Budget & Finance Management
  • Communications, Education & Public Outreach and User Support
  • Cybersecurity and Cyberinfrastructure
  • Environmental, Safety & Health and Quality
  • Operations & Facilities Management
  • Principal Investigators, Directors & Scientific Leadership
  • Project & Risk Management.

This forum is an opportunity to communicate with your peers about best practices and lessons learned.

The COI platform is a cloud-based community forum for business, non-profit and government entities. It includes tools such as chat forums for Q&As, feedback, discussions, document sharing, voting and more. You may also add yourself to the community “contact list”. No software needs to be installed in order to participate.

Be an Early Adaptor and Provide Your Feedback
We encourage all members of the Large Facilities and Mid-Scale Project communities that would like to begin using the tool to do so now. You may request access here. We will use the feedback given early on by users to shape the site’s development.