ASCA Technical Forum now linked to ASCA website

01 May 2016

We received some feedback from one of our members,, Burke Brandon, about difficulties logging on to the ASCA Technical Forum, which is hosted on the CO-LAB platform by Dairy Food Safety Victoria.  Until now it was necessary to go to the CO-LAB website to login, but we have now created a link from the ASCA website.  

Simply scroll to the bottom of the ASCA home page and find the QUICK LINKS section, then click on the "ASCA Technical Forum" link. This will take you to the login page of the CO-LAB website

The ASCA Technical Forum is available exclusively to ASCA Cheesemaker and Start-Up Cheesemaker members, at no cost beyond the annual membership fee. 

If you have not yet joined the ASCA Technical Forum, registration and login requires a three-step process:

1. Apply for Technical Forum membership by sending an email to ASCA Secretary, Alison Lansley. Alison will verify your ASCA membership status, and send you the Co-LAB user guide and Terms and Conditions. She will then liaise with the CO-LAB administrator to get you started. This can take up to one week.

2. Register via the CO-LAB site. Click on the ASCA Technical Forum link via the QUICK LINKS section at the bottom of the ASCA webpage, which will direct you to the CO-LAB webpage. Click on the "Not a member? Join here" button at the bottom of the CO-LAB page, create a member profile on the next page, then click "Join CO-LAB now". An email will be sent to the email address you provide, with a link to complete the registration process. This can take up to 48 hours.

3. Login via the CO-LAB site, and request to join the ASCA group. The group moderator will accept you into the group. This can take up to 48 hours. 

Once you have completed this 3-step Apply, Register and Login process for the first time, you can then directly access the ASCA Technical Forum for future use.

If anyone has any problems using the Technical Forum (such as subscribing to groups or participating in discussions), they can contact Paul Wilson - ASCA Vice President and Technical & Education Officer - who has offered to provide 10-minute phone tutorials to help get you started. Just email Paul to arrange a suitable time.

Thanks for the feedback, Burke!

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