I have created a unique club / group dedicated to research and self directed learning. The group is formed as an unincorporated association. There are 0 costs for prospective members considering joining the group. As this is a web based group, people from across the globe can join. Project The Remote Influencer - PTRI is the name of said group/club.
Here is a link to a post I had written up on the above. It's from my Google blog for PTRI. You will find a link to the PDF in this blog post too.