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Network Workbench

A workbench for network scientists

Project Investigators: Katy Börner (IUB Information and Library Science), Albert-László Barabási (Northeastern University), Santiago Schnell (University of Michigan), Alessandro Vespignani (Northeastern University), Stanley Wasserman (IUB Psychological and Brain Sciences), Eric Wernert (IU Pervasive Technology Institute)


Network Workbench can design, evaluate, and operate a unique distributed, shared resources environment for large-scale network analysis, modeling, and visualization. The data-code-computing resource environment provides a one-stop online portal for researchers, educators, and practitioners interested in the study of biomedical, social and behavioral science, physics, and other networks. The NWB can support network research across scientific boundaries. Users of the NWB have online access to major network datasets or can upload their own networks.

In 2016-2017, IUNI helped make NWB available to network scientists and practitioners by bringing it to Jetstream, a NSF-supported “managed cloud science” instance that can be used by researchers anywhere. Börner, a member of the scientific leadership team who founded IUNI, also founded the Cyberinfrastructure for Network Science (CNS) Center in 2005.