Profiles Research Networking Software Harvard Catalyst

Network Analysis and Visualization

An aspect of Profiles RNS that distinguishes it from other research collaboration tools is its built-in ability to analyze and visualize networks in novel ways. Centrality calculations commonly used in bibliometric and social network analysis, such as "degree" and "closeness", determine a person, department, or institution's position within the research community. Profiles RNS uses this to supplement traditional measures of academic success like number of publications and citation counts.

Network Visualization Gallery

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Concept "clouds" emphasize keywords that make a person's research unique.
Network timelines show how a person's keywords have changed over time.
Geographic maps illustrate where similar people are located.
Radial graphs present "ego-centric" views of collaborations.
Co-author cluster graphs reveal how teams form and interact.
Concept profiles create a view of an institution's strengths.