Collaborative Tools is a simple way to create a group specific to a project or topic and maintain a tight focus. It's very simple to create a new group, simply follow the prompts after clicking "Create New Group". You must be an ANR employee to create new discussion groups. If you are not, you can contact your group owner or program coordinator and request he or she create the group, and ask to be added (this will require you to create a Portal account for access). Once in your group, click "Add New Subject" to create a brand new discussion in the group. You can also enter an existing discussion and click "Add to Discussion" to add your message.