Our Mission

The mission of the Indiana University Network Science Institute (IUNI) is to strengthen the theories, methods, analytic tools, and practice of network science, and to foster collaborative, interdisciplinary network science approaches to understanding and improving the complex challenges of our world. IUNI accomplishes its mission by:

  • Facilitating collaborative, high-impact, research projects in network science in any topical area, especially those projects requiring participation from multiple disciplines;
  • Developing and improving network science methods and tools to enhance capabilities of the broader research community;
  • Enabling interdisciplinary research by collecting, preserving, standardizing and providing access to secure data, analytic tools, and high performance computing resources;
  • Providing information technology expertise and staff to develop the needed infrastructure to support network science tools and platforms;
  • Developing educational opportunities for the research community to learn about network science;
  • Enhancing the scientific rigor in the field by developing best practices related to network science
  • Hosting lectures, workshops, workgroups and other activities aimed and fostering collaboration among IU faculty interested in applying network sciences approaches in their research; and
  • Leading scientific discourse in network science through support of scholarly works and hosting of network science meetings and conferences.