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ANR-Lab Seminar "The structure of scientific collaboration"

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On Monday, March 1, at 5 p.m., a scientific seminar of the International Laboratory of Applied Network Analysis will be held, where Marjan Cugmas will talk about the structure of scientific collaboration among Slovenian researchers.


Collaboration is an essential part of scientific work. It helps researchers to exchange and develop ideas, share working tools and materials, and increase the visibility and quality of scientific output. Consequently, there is a consensus that scientific collaboration (SC) should be encouraged, which is reflected in R&D policies on institutional, national, and international levels. To propose and evaluate efficient incentives for SC, one must understand the structure and the social mechanisms of SC. Therefore, the structure of SC among Slovenian researchers will be addressed in this presentation in two parts.

In the first part, we will address global structures and their stability (1991 – 2010) on the level of scientific disciplines. SC will be operationalized by co-authorships of scientific bibliographic items. The global network structures will be described by blockmodels, and the stability of the corresponding clusters of researchers will be measured by the modified adjusted Rand index.

In the second part, we will take a closer look at SC among researchers from the field of social sciences in the period 2005 – 2015. We will simultaneously study SC's structures on the individual level (through co-authorship) and organizational level (through joint research projects among organizations) using the k-means multilevel blockmodeling approach. The obtained global network structures will be visualized and described, considering the Slovenian context of SC.

The analyses will be based on the national information systems SICRIS and COBISS, which contain all researchers and research organizations registered at the Slovenian research agency.

The language of the seminar is English. The seminar will be held online on the Zoom platform. Registered participants will receive a letter with an invitation to the video conference.

Registration for the seminar is available here.
We will be glad to see everyone!