CORESTA Congress, Berlin, 2016, Poster Session, APSTPOST 02 (also presented at TSRC 2016)

The CORESTA Website

MANSION B.(1); LAURES F.(1); DE TERVARENT N.(2); GUITTON P.M.(2); MARIGNAC E.(2); COLARD S.(3); JACK A.M.(4); STEVENS R.(5); WAGNER K.A.(6)
(1) Mamasam, Vincennes, France; (2) CORESTA, Paris, France; (3) SEITA-Imperial Tobacco, Fleury-les-Aubrais, France; (4) University of Kentucky, KTRDC, Lexington, KY, U.S.A.; (5) ITG Brands, Greensboro, NC, U.S.A.; (6) Altria Client Services LLC, Richmond, VA, U.S.A.

Over the past few years, CORESTA work procedures and communication policies have been evolving in line with the association's vision is to be "an authoritative source of publically available credible science and best practices related to tobacco and its derived products."

As part of the evolutionary process, the CORESTA Website has been redesigned and modernised to provide more information on the work and documentation produced by the association's Working Groups, in addition to giving users' easy accessibility to contents and an efficient, friendly browsing experience.

The CORESTA Website Task Force, created in 2015 to develop the website, works with the selected developer to oversee the upload of content, liaise with the relevant CORESTA groups to determine user requirements, determine the features to be implemented, and monitor the step by step progress of the new system. The Task Force works in tandem with the CORESTA Standards Task Force whose work is to streamline the cooperation process, formalise procedures and formally document outputs.

The public section of the website (first phase of development) was launched end of April 2016 and provides users with information on the association, details about the Working Groups, easy access to published documents, abstracts, CORESTA presentations (with author permission), meeting details, and general information.

The new website has also been tailored to provide CORESTA Members with password access to a general private section with additional information and features (second development stage) and a private collaborative area for CORESTA Working Groups (third development stage) is planned.

This poster will give an overview of the current website features and future developments.