An important part of the work of the ILI management is to keep in touch with the individual members by phone, email, video conferences. By this, data about each member is collected and ILI proposes to each member information what fits to him from the pool of available information.
ILI continuously collects information about new project ideas of its members for Project Promotion. Every member can submit a file with his competences and project proposals for new research. A page on the internal netpage making all these project files available to members is under preparation.
ILI supports its members in the Definition of Research Content by defining stratetic development lines and by giving personalised advice. This can be for internal research but also complete sets of lignin research packages are available for coordinators of Biorefinery or other project submittals that are looking for attractive research slots in the lignin field (project content and partners) as a complement for their project. For the recommendation of partner contacts, priority is of course given to members.
A particular emphasis is given to prepare data allowing Simplified Access to Lignin Complexity for New Researchers more (PhDs, Postdocs, other Scientists in research organisations or industry) in order to quickly and efficiently learn about the main issues in the lignin field which would otherwise be very difficult and time consuming. Summary documents are available on production (industrial lignin isolation, fractionation, chemical modification), analytical issues and applications. Updates on Recent Progress are continuously published on the Thematic Online Newsletter more and on other password protected internet pages available exclusively for members.
Taylor Made Advices are available to new researchers, by email or other means that don't involve travel etc. expenses. Also for non profit organsations and individuals this is available but only to a limited extend (time spent on the request) in relation with the moderate membership fee.