Getting Started
Scenario 1: Get your research projects done!

You have a project idea but no grant or people!

You have an interesting project idea in your mind but you do not have time or money to hire a people to look into it, because the grant institutions or venture capitalists simply do not find it as much interesting as you do. However, you do not want to quit your desire of getting your idea being tested or realized, because you never know which idea will make it through. Cool!

TOXUUS Defined Project is just for you!

Here is what TOXUUS suggests for you then. Go to Projects from the TOXUUS home page. Click on the Start a Project. Choose the R&D field of your interest and select the project type as Defined Project. In the Abstract section, briefly describe the project. Why do you get excited about it? What do you want to achieve? What are the main tasks to achieve your goal? In the Details section, expand the abstract as much as you can so that people have more idea about what you really want to achieve. The good thing is that you don't need to write the details all at once. If you do not have anything now, just save it as it is and relax. When you come back later you can add detailed information about your project in the Details section. What details I am talking about? Well, expand your idea in the abstract, add some results if you have any, just make it a little bit more attractive to your potential collaborators (students, friends, researchers, group members, businessmen, venture capitalists, etc.). For example, you may want to put some images. Images always worth a thousands of words. Consider the Details an “entertaining advertisement” of your project. No hurry, no worry, nothing! Just go little by little as you have chance to come up with new information to share with other people (i.e., potential collaborators). You can also take some notes in the Notes section. This section is for your private use. You can use the Notes section, for example, as a scratch paper where you take notes about the action items or future work and updates in mind, as well as to communicate between project members.

Connect with people through TOXUUS and get your research done!

After you accumulate (or develop) relatively sufficient and attractive information in the Details section of your project, now you can proceed in at least two ways.

One, you can invite people to your project and mesmerize them by showing what you have accumulated over time and see if s/he wants to be a part of your project. Here is the catch! If you do not have anything to show people, nobody will care or even know about your idea, but if you really have some nice publicly available advertisement (or presentation) of your idea handy (i.e., Details section), people may get more excited about it than you can even imagine. This is how you get your networks (i.e., friends, students, colleagues, project members, or business partners) involved in your project and get it done, which would perhaps not be possible otherwise. TOXUUS provides you exactly this in the Projects section.

Two, you can keep updating your project by yourself only and let TOXUUS help you find the interested people among those who visit your project. We strongly recommend the first one, though, because the second one is only for those whose projects are “real good ones” that already deserve a lot of attention.
Scenario 2: Explore your business/research problems!

You have a business/research obstacle!

You have a research or business problem in your mind but you do not have capability to solve the problem, because you are either not specialized in that specific field or do not have money to hire a new people; or even if you have money you do not know what to look for in the employee due to the nature of the problem. Despite all, you want to get around the problem sooner or later, because you never know what impact it will make to your future goals. Cool!

Check out the TOXUUS Open Question Project!

Here is what TOXUUS suggests for you then. Go to Projects from the TOXUUS home page. Click on the Start a Project. Choose the R&D field that fits into the problem and select the project type as Open Question Project. In the Abstract section, briefly describe the problem that you want to find a solution for. Why is the problem important? If solved, what impacts do you expect? In the Details section, expand the abstract as much as you can so that people have more idea about the significance of the problem you really want to solve. The good thing is that you don't need to write the details all at once. If you do not have anything now, just save it as it is and relax. When you come back later you can add detailed information about the problem in the Details section. What details I am talking about?

Well, expand the problem you bring up in the abstract, write down some potential approaches toward the solution if you have any, just make it a little bit more attractive to your potential collaborators (students, friends, researchers, group members, businessmen, venture capitalists, etc.). For example, you may want to put some images. Images always worth a thousands of words. Consider the Details an “entertaining advertisement” of the problem of your interest. No hurry, no worry, nothing! Just go little by little as you have chance to come up with new information to share with other people (i.e., potential collaborators). You can also take some notes in the Notes section. This section is for your private use. You can use the Notes section, for example, as a scratch paper where you take notes about the possible contact list, future work and directions, updates in mind as well as a platform to communicate between project members.

Mesmerize your networks through TOXUUS and circumvent the obstacles!

After you accumulate (or develop) relatively sufficient and attractive information in the Details section of the problem, now you can proceed in at least two ways.

One, you can invite people to your Open Question Project and mesmerize them by showing what you have accumulated over time and see if s/he wants to be a part of your project. Here is the catch! If you do not have anything to show people, nobody will care or even know about your question, but if you really have some nice publicly available advertisement of your question handy (i.e., Details section), people may get more excited about it than you can even imagine. This is how you get your networks (i.e., friends, students, colleagues, project members, or business partners) involved in your question and get it done, which would perhaps not be possible otherwise. TOXUUS provides you exactly this in the Projects section.

Two, you can keep working on the question by yourself only and let TOXUUS help you find the interested people among those who visit your project. We strongly recommend the first one, though, because the second one is only for those whose questions are “real good ones” that already deserve a lot of attention.
Scenario 3: Develop a research/business proposal!

You want to write a business/research proposal!

You have some ideas but you are not clear how to develop this into a well-defined project, business, or grant proposal; because you do not have enough experience in that specific field. However, you do not want to quit your desire of getting your idea being tested or even realized, because you never know which idea will make it through. Cool!

See the TOXUUS Developing Project!

Here is what TOXUUS suggests for you then. Go to Projects from the TOXUUS home page. Click on the Start a Project. Choose the R&D field of your interest and select the project type as Developing Project. In the Abstract section, briefly describe your idea. Why do you get excited about it? In the Details section, expand the abstract as much as you can so that people have more idea about your enthusiasm. The good thing is that you don't need to write the details all at once. If you do not have anything now, just save it as it is and relax. When you come back later you can add detailed information about your project in the Details section. What details I am talking about? Well, expand your idea in the abstract and, if you have any, add some updates supporting your interest in the topic, just make it a little bit more attractive to your potential collaborators/networks (students, friends, researchers, group members, businessmen, venture capitalists, etc.). For example, you may want to put some images. Images always worth a thousands of words. Consider the Details an “entertaining advertisement” of your potential project where you develop the proposal. No hurry, no worry, nothing! Just go little by little as you come up with new information to share with other people (i.e., potential collaborators). You can also take some notes in the Notes section. This section is for your private use. You can use the Notes section, for example, as a scratch paper where you take notes about the potential directions and possibilities, action items, updates in mind, as well as to communicate between project members.

Analyze your business/research through TOXUUS and just give start!

After you accumulate (or develop) relatively sufficient and attractive information in the Details section of your project, now you can proceed in at least two ways.

One, you can invite people to your project and mesmerize them by showing what you have accumulated over time and see if s/he wants to be a part of your project. Here is the catch! If you do not have anything to show people, nobody will care or even know about your idea, but if you really have some nice publicly available advertisement (or presentation) of your idea handy (i.e., Details section), people may get more excited about it than you can even imagine. This is how you get your networks (i.e., friends, students, colleagues, project members, or business partners) become the part of your idea and turn it into a proposal or a real project, which would perhaps not be possible otherwise. TOXUUS provides you exactly this in the Projects section.

Two, you can keep updating your proposal by yourself only and let TOXUUS help you find the interested people among those who visit your proposal page We strongly recommend the first one, though, because the second one is only for those whose ideas are “real good ones” that already deserve a lot of attention.
Scenario 4: Review Articles

You want to review a research topic!

You want to review and know what has been achieved up to date and what are the challenges in a specific R&D topic of an interest to you, because this is essential and important for the projects you are considering to pursue. Cool!

Check out the TOXUUS Review Articles!

Here is how TOXUUS can be helpful to you. You can start writing a review or summary using Tags. You can list in the Articles section the Tags that are already available. Go to Articles section and click Tag Index and choose the tag you want to contribute to. Once you select the Tag, you will see the list of related articles on the top and a section, Review Article, in the bottom. Edit Review Article as you come up with new updates in the field that might be useful to both you and your colleagues. You may also make use of the listed articles on the top.

Set your research directions correct!

With the contribution of you and your colleagues the TOXUUS topics (Tags) may be an important resource to set your research directions correct.