- Science Network for DCO
Past research has shown that the identification and facilitation of interactions within large-scale “scientific networks” can be integral to enhancing the impact of large-scale scientific teams. To create such a model for the DCO, The DCO-DS Community Team will work with the Secretariat to identify both representative and leading people and projects among the Science Communities; representative, in order that a current model of the present “virtual” social network (notably influenced by the DCO Directorate structure) will be developed through analyzing and enhancing what exists now in terms of the rich scientific exchanges already underway in DCO (emails, documents, workshop, and conferences). The Community Team will work first with these targeted projects and particular individuals (people as well as key data resources), then more generally to characterize roles and relationships within the DCO Science Network and to identify key liaisons within each project team. Since the nature and the intensity of the networking around data science and data management proposed may represent a cultural change for many teams, the DCO-DS will work with the Secretariat and Engagement team to clearly articulate the value of the platforms and infrastructure, as well as educate people in their use, where needed.