DataONE Social Network Visualization Project

The DataONE social network visualization project was assigned to me on November 1, 2012.

I partnered with Chad Mitchell, SciData scholar also receiving support from DataONE.

Objectives included:

  • The network of collaborations (individual/institutional) at the grant’s creation and now
  • Disciplinary networks in relationship to DataONE membership (overall & working groups), outputs (papers, presentations, other funding)

The goal was to have some solid results prior to a December 18 meeting with the DataONE external advisory board meeting.

Retrospectively, I can comment that obtaining data for collaborations (individual and institutional) was easier for the network of collaborations within DataONE.

Chad and I learned that much of that data already exists in the form of membership on the DataONE site.

Data concerning disciplinary networks, ย outputs, papers, presentations , and other funding is more difficult to obtain.

Primarily, defining disciplinary networks is difficult.

Some approaches were to rely on publicly available resources such as CVs, social media accounts, and citation indices as data sources.

Subsequent entries will document research effort on the network visualization project using the tag “Network Visualization.”

I am also going to save this entry as a draft and add the publication date November 1, 2012 even though it is being logged here on July 24, 2013.

About Tanner Jessel

I am a graduate research assistant funded by DataONE and pursuing a Masters in Information Sciences with an Interdisciplinary Graduate Minor in Computational Science. I assist scholarly research efforts supporting the Sociocultural, Usability and Assessment, and Member Nodes working groups within DataONE. I am based at the Center for Information and Communication Studies at the University of Tennessee School of Information Science in Knoxville, Tennessee.

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