Adoption of Research Networking Systems in the Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) Consortium

AMIA Jt Summits Transl Sci Proc. 2013 Mar 18;2013:93. eCollection 2013.


Research Networking Systems (RNSs) have been of substantial interest for large research organizations as a means of fostering collaboration and increasing the visibility of individual investigators. A survey of the CTSA consortium assessed the state of first generation RNS adoption by member institutions. The survey queried the level of research networking adoption, system diversity, implementation maturity, data sources, use of Linked Open Data (LOD) and the VIVO core ontology, resources required, and individuals and roles profiled. Sixty-one CTSA-funded institutions were contacted and yielded a 75% response rate. The results demonstrate the extent of adoption of Research Networking Recommendations approved by the CTSA Consortium Executive and Steering Committee in October 2011.