The Cyberinfrastructure for Network Science (CNS) Center was founded in October 2005. The Center’s mission is to advance datasets and tools for the study of biomedical, social and behavioral science, physics, and other networks. A specific focus is research on the structure and evolution of science and technology (S&T) and the communication of results via science maps (see Mapping Science exhibit at http://scimaps.org).
The Center co-organizes international workshops and conferences, promotes network science and visualization at NSF workshops and NIH meetings/roadmap initiatives, organizes and finances a weekly talk series on Networks and Complex Systems and annual Open Houses, hosts about 20 national and international visitors/faculty each year, and teaches regular workshops on the infrastructures and tools it develops and supports. The Center hosts and serves powerful computing resources and it designs and serves infrastructures such as the Scholarly Database, the Network Workbench, the Epidemics Cyberinfrastructure, and the Sci2 (Science of Science) Tool. The Center has its administrative home in the School of Library and Information Science at Indiana University, Bloomington.