The social design of an <br />e-research infrastructure is crucial<br />Peter van den Besselaar<br />VU-University, <br />...
Social design is crucial<br /><ul><li>Successful e-infrastructures are not only efficient but most of all used
The most critical aspects determining success are social and organizational
This needs data and research</li></li></ul><li>Many examples, few solutions (yet)<br /><ul><li>Social and organizational i...
What helps sustainability?
Does the ViBRANT environment improve collaboration and output?
Provide recommendations for ViBRANTtraining, design and organisational strategy
Add to understanding of the functioning of research infrastructure</li></li></ul><li>Who are our users?<br /><ul><li>Our o...
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Users communities and user requirements: moving (biodiversity information) from desk to desktop

  1. 1. The social design of an <br />e-research infrastructure is crucial<br />Peter van den Besselaar<br />VU-University, <br />the Network Institute<br />p.a.a.vanden.besselaar@vu.nl<br />Workpackage 3<br />Training, outreach and community support<br />
  2. 2. Social design is crucial<br /><ul><li>Successful e-infrastructures are not only efficient but most of all used
  3. 3. The most critical aspects determining success are social and organizational
  4. 4. This needs data and research</li></li></ul><li>Many examples, few solutions (yet)<br /><ul><li>Social and organizational interoperability</li></ul> E-government infrastructures (2000-2001)<br /><ul><li>Infra-builders versus users</li></ul> Metadata infrastructures project(2002-2006)<br /><ul><li>Trust, identity, interests: dilemmas regarding open versus closed infrastructures </li></ul> Biodiversity infrastructures project (2006-2008)<br /><ul><li>Impact & organization of res infra (2008-2010)</li></li></ul><li>What we will do: support networking and impact<br /><ul><li>Which social & organizational factors stimulate use?
  5. 5. What helps sustainability?
  6. 6. Does the ViBRANT environment improve collaboration and output?
  7. 7. Provide recommendations for ViBRANTtraining, design and organisational strategy
  8. 8. Add to understanding of the functioning of research infrastructure</li></li></ul><li>Who are our users?<br /><ul><li>Our output should inform various tasks (and partners) within ViBRANT:
  9. 9. Design issues
  10. 10. Organizational strategy
  11. 11. Training activities</li></li></ul><li>How we are doing it ?<br />Multi-method research: collection/analysis of use/user data<br /><ul><li>Study of user practices and needs
  12. 12. Study of de facto use of ViBRANT and its impact
  13. 13. Identify
  14. 14. current practices in data sharing, data use, collaboration and publication
  15. 15. (potential) user communities
  16. 16. Identify opportunities and barriers for use</li></li></ul><li>Structure of the field: possible users?<br />
  17. 17. Collaboration network (t=0)<br />http://www.e-taxonomy.eu/files/C4.2.6_report_on_social_network_analysis_and_bibliometrics_300709….pdf<br />
  18. 18. Who we are?<br />Daphne Duin, MSc & Prof. Peter van den Besselaar<br />Department of Organization Science <br />& The Network Institute<br />www.vandenbesselaar.net<br />

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