Research Networking: These recommendations were approved by the CTSA Consortium Executive and Steering Committee on October 25, 2011.
- Recommendation: All CTSAs should encourage their institution(s) to implement research networking tool(s) institution-wide that utilize RDF triples and an ontology compatible with the VIVO ontology.
- Recommendation: Information in people profiles at institutions should be publicly available as data as a general principle, specifically as Linked Open Data. To ensure quality of information, authoritative electronic data sources versus manual entry should be emphasized. Institutions will vary in the amount of information that they will include and make publicly available but the value is enhanced by the quality and quantity of information.
- Recommendation: Monitoring of the research networking landscape, technology, and tools should continue to be overseen by experts from the CTSA consortium (e.g., the Research Networking group of the Informatics KFC).
David Eichmann - Project Lead, CTSA Informatics Research Networking Affinity Group
Layne Johnson (University of Minnesota Twin Cities) - Project Lead, CTSA Informatics Research Networking Affinity Group
Jacqueline Kirby - Project Manager, CTSA Informatics
- CTSA Research Networking Evaluation Guide by the CTSA Research Networking Affinity Group
- Comparison of Research Networking Tools and Research Profiling Systems
- Linked Data star scheme by example Tim Berners-Lee's 5-star deployment scheme for Linked Open Data
- Additional Research Networking links
- Learn Learn about the CTSA Consortium
- View View the scientific portfolio of the CTSA Consortium
- Find Find resources, tools, collaborators, and best practices
- Participate Participate in committees, events, training, and collaborations
- Plan Plan to leverage CTSA resources for multi-center studies