Scientific Collaboration Network Evaluation & Strategy Using Graph Analysis
Learning and applying network graph analysis will help the AccelNet partners to:
Learning objectives: Participants will learn about commonly available data for assessing scientific collaboration networks and how they can curate and collect that data for their own team. Using the examples of GLASSNET and MultiNet, we will show how scientific publication data, survey data, and other observational data can be used to both evaluate change efforts and to guide decision making for future activity.
February 17, 2023, Noon to 4pm EST.
Learning objectives: Participants will learn about three major approaches to using their network collaboration data to assess their collaborations: (1) visualizing network data, (2) finding important actors (centrality), and (3) assessing cohesiveness and finding potential opportunities (such as structural holes) to increase cohesiveness.
March 17, 2023, Noon to 4pm EST.
Learning objectives: Participants will learn (1) what kinds of questions related to their AccelNets can be answered through network graph analysis; (2) how to establish a baseline scientific collaboration network graph using GLASSNET & MultiNet as examples; (3) practical considerations for quantifying network analyses into measurable units; and (4) how to utilize the assessment template for annual reporting to NSF and for informing strategic decision-making to guide the growth and development of their AccelNets.
May 12, 2023, Noon to 4pm EST.
Alliance for Tropical Forest Science (ATFS)
Bassel Daher & Shanon Hankin
Leslie Ford & Christopher Scott
US-Africa Sustainable Food Systems through Water-Energy-Food Nexus Networking (SustainFood)
International Network for Bio-Inspired Computing
Institute for Complex Adaptive Matter (ICAM)
Crustal Ocean Biosphere Research Accelerator (COBRA)
Abby Rutrough & Susan Tsang
Global Union of Bat Diversity Networks (GBatNet)
Transboundary Groundwater Resilience (TGR)
This workshop series has been made possible by the support of the National Science Foundation’s Accelerating Research through International Network-to-Network Collaborations (AccelNet), Award #2233430. Materials from the workshops will be made publicly available in August 2023 for those who are not able to participate.