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If your question is related to fall armyworm (FAW) research, post it to the ‘Community Questions’ page.

Create an account to post your own Research Notes, comment on notes from others and participate in community discussions.

To create an account, click ‘Register’. The information that you provide at registration increases your visibility within the portal and improves opportunities for collaboration with like-minded researchers. It will not be used for any other purposes. If you would like to know how your information is stored and used, please read our privacy policy.

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The Research Collaboration Portal allows researchers and others to share what they’re working on before the results are published in literature. To share what you’re working on,  you can create a Research Note at any stage of a research project to describe what is being studied and where. As the work progresses, you can comment or edit the post to keep it up-to-date. You are now able to tag others involved in the research if they are a registered user, just type @ then start typing their name. You’ll be able to select them from the list that appears.
Only the user who has posted the Research Note can make edits, but other users can view and comment. 

Adding more detailed information to your Research Notes, such as region, country, area of research and other related tags, will improve their visibility by users searching for posts.

The research collaboration portal provides a quick and simple way to pose questions to the wider FAW research community, by posting a Community Question. To improve your chances of receiving useful responses, make sure that you include as much information as possible in your post, and tag it with relevant keywords.
It’s worth searching for your question via the site search to check whether it has been answered previously before creating a new discussion post as this will provide you an answer much faster.

The Crowdsource table aims to build a comprehensive directory of the research findings related to natural enemies.

To add information to the table, select the ‘Add/Edit Submissions’ button above the display table. This link will take you to a separate table for information submission. Select ‘New entry’, to open a dialogue box for completion. Fill in all relevant fields then select ‘Submit’, and repeat for other submissions. Your record(s) will then be submitted for approval, and will appear in the table once approved. 

Natural enemies

Natural enemies are organisms which reduce the numbers of another organism, for example by killing them or reducing their reproductive potential. Types of natural enemies include parasites, predators and pathogens. The natural enemies table aims to show a comprehensive list of where natural enemies of FAW have been identified. 


If you would like to suggest any additional Crowdsource tables for precise communication of research results, please contact


The Find a Collaborator search allows you to search researchers in the community by keyword or name, and filter by location, area of research or role. If available, you can go on to reach out via email. You may also tag anyone you find in this search in posts, comments or questions. 

The portal includes site-wide search, which is found in the top right-hand corner of all pages.

You can search for updates using keywords and refine the results using the filters on the right, which include post type, research category, region and other user-created tags.

There is a separate search on the Current Research page to allow users to find new publications and preprints on fall armyworm, derived from the CAB Abstracts database. Here, you can filter by keywords, authors, date, publication and location to find relevant published research. 

The portal encourages sharing of datasets related to  FAW research to aid the acceleration of research progress. Links to datasets can be added to Research Note or Community Question posts and easily accessed by other users. 

Some organisations and researchers have their own systems for storing and sharing data, so there are no restrictions as to where project data can be stored. However, if the data you wish to share is not yet available in a data repository, we recommend uploading your file to Zenodo (, which you can login to using your ORCID ID, and provides simple step-by-step instructions for uploading data.

AgriRxiv (pronounced ‘agri-archive’) is a free, open access source of unpublished preprints across the agricultural sciences. It is hosted and managed by CABI (, an international, inter-governmental, not-for-profit organization that improves people’s lives worldwide by providing information and applying scientific expertise to solve problems in agriculture and the environment.

Users of the FAW Research Collaboration Portal are able to engage in discussions and collaborations throughout the research process. Where appropriate, users are encouraged to share preprints on agriRxiv to make their findings immediately available to their scientific colleagues.

Please contact to request the deletion of an account. The ability to delete your own account through your website profile will be added in a future update.

For any issues related to the Fall Armyworm Research Collaboration Portal, or to provide feedback or suggestions for improving the website, please contact