Each 'Group' is a mini-website that can have a unique design, separate menu system and can contain public and private content. Most page types can be posted into a Group, although you must be logged in and a member of such groups before doing so.
Group members can create their own content and post it into any groups where they have membership (or admin) rights. Each Group will also have one or more Administrators - not only do they control membership of the group, but they can also edit any content posted into their Group.
Groups can be created for a Research Center, a Clinic, a Training Program or even a Lab. Many of the Groups reflect the organizational structure of the Semel Institute and Department of Psychiatry, but it is possible for the System Administrator to create a hierarchy of Groups. Such hierarchies have membership rights passed upwards, so if you are a Group Member of a Lab site that is part of a Research Center, which itself is part of the Semel Institute, you become a member of all 3; conversely if you just have membership of the Semel Institute, you do not get automatic rights to Groups within the Institute. Check your current membership [when logged-in] at www.semel.ucla.edu/og/my .
Please note that any content that is posted into the 'Semel Institute' or 'Department of Psychiatry' groups is subject to review and alteration by the Institute's content editors.