Research Networking Tools Workshop / Panel - Science of Team Science Conference


A Research Networking (RN) tool is a web-based, comprehensive knowledge management system that harvests information about individuals’ research and scholarly expertise into searchable, networked profiles. RN tools, which often include powerful network analytics and visualization capacity, offer passive and active networking of expertise profiles to identify potential new collaborations. This workshop first examines RN tools from the main content providers’ perspective—the researcher. Next, representatives from three institutions provide an overview of different RN tools and how they are being used to facilitate new collaborations and team science. Finally, the workshop will inform about the efforts of a national RN initiative focused on developing interoperability between RN tools and creating a federated national network.

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