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Research Institutions

The Online Collections And Catalog of Rokefeller Archive Center

The Rockefeller Archive Center (RAC) is a repository of historical materials and a research center dedicated to the study of philanthropy and the many domains supported by foundations and individual donors. Located in Sleepy Hollow, NY, the RAC preserves the archives of over forty organizations and one hundred individuals. Hundreds of researchers from around the world visit annually to work in RAC collections.

Foundation for Aids Research, New York.

amfAR plays a vital role in AIDS research, identifying critical gaps in our knowledge of HIV and AIDS, and supporting groundbreaking studies that often lack the preliminary data required by more traditional funders.

School of Education and Human Development at the University of Colorado Denver

“Researcher Profile” page for Scholars. The faloowing are links to the author’s published articles, the author’s “Researcher Profile” is also included. You will find information about the author, such as research interests, affiliations, etc.

United Nations Human Development Report

In 1990 the first Human Development Report introduced a new approach for advancing human wellbeing. Human development – or the human development approach – is about expanding the richness of human life, rather than simply the richness of the economy in which human beings live. It is an approach that is focused on people and their opportunities and choices. is a portal where faculty can find resources and ideas to reduce the challenges of bringing real data into post-secondary classes. Using real data is a great way for students to become more engaged in the content of a course, but significant barriers, largely in terms instructor preparation, exist that can make using data a challenge. allows faculty to introduce and build students’ quantitative reasoning abilities with readily available, user-friendly, data-driven teaching materials.

The Federal Research Division

The Federal Research Division provides directed research and analysis on domestic and international subjects to agencies of the United States Government, the District of Columbia, and authorized Federal contractors. As expert users of the vast English and foreign-language collections of the Library of Congress, the Division’s area and subject specialists employ the resources of the world’s largest library and other information sources worldwide to produce impartial and comprehensive studies on a cost-recovery basis.

Spanish Research Council (CSIC)

The Spanish Research Council (CSIC) ( was established in 1939 and it is the largest multidisciplinary organization devoted to scientific and technical research in Spain. The CSIC is organized as an autonomous body within the Ministry of Education and Science with its own legal status and assets. CSIC consists of 115 Institutes throughout Spain. Most of these institutes belong entirely to the CSIC, but about 40 of them are joint centres with Universities. CSIC employs 3,202 full time researchers, 3,802 pre and post-doctoral researchers and 3,626 technicians and support personnel. Its current budget exceeds 600 Million €, of which 32.6% are obtained from competitive calls and contracts.

Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas

The Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas CONICET ( was founded in 1958. It is the main public academic body devoted to the promotion of the scientific and technological research in Argentina. Most of its investigators are working in the national universities around the country, in research institutions and in associated or autonomous units. In 2007 its budget exceeds the 501 million Argentine pesos.

French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS)

The French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) ( is a publicly-funded research organization that defines its mission as producing knowledge and making it available to society. CNRS has 26,000 employees (among which 11,500 are researchers, 14,500 are engineers and the rest are technical and administrative staff). Its budget was for a total of 2.738 billion euros for the year 2006. The 1,145 CNRS service and research units are spreaded throughout the country and cover all fields of research.

Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)

The Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) ( was founded in Beijing on 1st November 1949 on the basis of the former Academia Sinica (Central Academy of Sciences) and Peiping Academy of Sciences. CAS is a leading academic institution and comprehensive research and development center in natural science, technological science and high-tech innovation in China. Under CAS there are five Academic Divisions, 108 scientific research institutes, over 200 science and technology enterprises,and more than 20 supporting units including one university, one graduate school and five documentation and information centers. The mission of CAS is to conduct research in basic and technological sciences, to undertake nationwide integrated surveys on natural resources and ecological environment, to provide the country with scientific data and advice for governmental decision-making, to undertake government-assigned projects with regard to key S&T problems in the process of social and economic development, to initiate personnel training, and to promote China’s high-tech enterprises by its active involvement in these areas.

The Brookings Institution   The Brookings Institution is a nonprofit public policy organization based in Washington, DC. Their mission is to conduct high-quality, independent research and, based on that research, to provide innovative, practical recommendations that advance three broad goals: 1) Strengthen American democracy; 2) Foster the economic and social welfare, security and opportunity of all Americans; and 3) Secure a more open, safe, prosperous and cooperative international system.

The Rockefeller Archive Center (RAC) 
The Rockefeller Archive Center (RAC) is a repository of historical materials and a research center dedicated to the study of philanthropy and the many domains supported by foundations and individual donors. Located in Sleepy Hollow, NY, the RAC preserves the archives of over forty organizations and one hundred individuals.

The Max Planck Society   
The Max Planck Society is dedicated to the realization of open access to make its research output widely available. For the first time ever, the Internet now offers the chance to constitute a global and interactive representation of human knowledge, including cultural heritage and the guarantee of worldwide access.

The Getty Conservation Institute   
The Getty Conservation Institute works to advance conservation practice in the visual arts, broadly interpreted to include objects, collections, architecture, and sites. It serves the conservation community through scientific research, education and training, model field projects, and the broad dissemination of the results of both its own work and the work of others in the field. In all its endeavors, the Getty Conservation Institute focuses on the creation and dissemination of knowledge that will benefit the professionals and organizations responsible for the conservation of the world’s cultural heritage.

Research America 
Research!America has a diverse base of over 360 members that spans the research spectrum from the lab bench to the bedside. These institutions, organizations and companies are actively engaged in the promotion, protection and preservation of health and medical research funding.

Social Science Research Council.    The Social Science Research Council is an independent, international, nonprofit organization founded in 1923. Governed by a board of directors, it fosters innovative research, nurtures new generations of social scientists, deepens how inquiry is practiced within and across disciplines, and mobilizes necessary knowledge on important public issues.

Research Triangle Park (RTP)   
The Research Triangle Park is one of the largest research parks in the world. It is named for the three hub cities of Durham, Raleigh and Chapel Hill, or more properly for the three major research universities in those three cities. Research Triangle Park (RTP) is the leading and largest high technology research and science park in North America.

The Population Council : New York, N.Y.   
The Population Council conducts research to address critical health and development issues. Our work allows couples to plan their families and chart their futures. We help people avoid HIV infection and access life-saving HIV services. And we empower girls to protect themselves and have a say in their own lives.

Missouri Botanical Garden (research and educational programs only)  
The Garden is a center for botanical research and science education, as well as an oasis in the city of St. Louis. The Garden offers 79 acres of beautiful horticultural display, including a 14-acre Japanese strolling garden, Henry Shaw’s original 1850 estate home, and one of the world’s largest collections of rare and endangered orchids.

Institute of International Education, Inc.  
Research Projects & Services Since 1919, IIE has pioneered applied research and policy analysis in the field of international student mobility. IIE’s research projects, including Open Doors, Project Atlas and the Global Education Research Reports, help measure and document trends in international academic exchange.

The Council on Library and Information Resources  
This registry includes information that Cataloging Hidden Special Collections and Archives staff have accumulated about unprocessed and recently processed library, archival, and museum collections. Use the criteria at right to browse records by subject, format, or type of holding institution. The word cloud below shows the relative representation of subjects among the registry’s collections, and may also be used to browse its records.

American Foundation for Aids Research (AMFAR), New York, Washington, D.C., Bangkok, Thailand. 
TREAT Asia and its network of researchers are working to understand optimal approaches to treating HIV and common co-infections in Asian settings—including hepatitis C, tuberculosis, and the human papillomavirus. The TREAT Asia network includes 20 adult and 18 pediatric clinical sites and orphan support programs in 12 countries.

The Wagner Free Institute of Science   
The Institute has an extensive library of primarily scientific works collected by the founder, and over the course of its history. Dating from the late 17th to the early 20th century, the collection covers the natural and physical sciences, education, medicine, archaeology and anthropology, the pseudo-sciences, instrument building, and engineering.

The Academy of Natural Sciences, of Drexel University 
Founded in 1812, the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University is a leading natural history museum dedicated to advancing research, education, and public engagement in biodiversity and environmental science.

The College of Physicians of Philadelphia   
We’re not a college, but a non-profit institution, promoting the heritage and future of health and medicine. The College of Physicians of Philadelphia, founded in 1787, is one of the oldest professional medical organizations in the country. The College is home to the Mütter Museum and the Historical Medical Library. Our outreach programs include our History of Vaccines website and the Karabots Junior Fellows program.

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL)  
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) is a private, not-for-profit research and education institution at the forefront of molecular biology and genetics. Researchers at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory use a multi-disciplinary, collaborative approach to investigate questions with relevance to diseases:

Research Reports From The Rockefeller Archive Center   
It is the archival repository for the records of the Ford Foundation as well as for other philanthropic and service organizations such as the Commonwealth Fund, Russell Sage Foundation, Foundation for Child Development, W.T. Grant Foundation, Markle Foundation, the Social Science Research Council and the Foundation Center. The Center also holds extensive collections of the personal papers of trustees, officers, faculty, and associates who were affiliated with these institutions.

The Consortium for History of Science, Technology and Medicine   
Located in the birthplace of American science, the Consortium for History of Science, Technology and Medicine promotes public and scholarly understanding of the multitude of ways in which science, technology, and medicine shape our lives. The Consortium makes use of its members’ exceptional resources to support research, to foster a vibrant community of scholars, and to build bridges between scholars and members of the general public.

Ford Foundation, New York, N.Y. 
The foundation’s archival materials, documenting our work from 1936 to 2006, are collected at the Rockefeller Archive Center in Sleepy Hollow, New York. The collection is available to researchers by appointment.

Bernice P. Bishop Museum of Polynesian Antiquities, Ethnology and Natural History at Honolulu, Hawaii.  
Over the past 120 years, the Museum’s world renowned scientists have acquired 25 million items telling the full story of Hawai‘i and the Pacific. These items include cultural objects and biological specimens.

Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA, Inc.), Tucson, Arizona.   
The Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA) is a consortium of 42 US institutions and 5 international affiliates that operates world-class astronomical observatories. AURA’s role is to establish, nurture, and promote public observatories and facilities that advance innovative astronomical research. In addition, AURA is deeply committed to public and educational outreach, and to diversity throughout the astronomical and scientific workforce. AURA carries out its role through its astronomical facilities.

Asia Foundation, The (formerly Committee for a Free Asia, Inc.)  
The Asia Foundation is a nonprofit international development organization committed to improving lives across a dynamic and developing Asia. Working through our offices in 18 countries and informed by deep local expertise and six decades of experience, we address the critical issues affecting Asia in the 21st century by: strengthening governance, expanding economic opportunity, increasing environmental resilience, empowering women, and promoting international cooperation.

African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF – USA).   
A strong research and innovation base is key to identifying new and effective means of improving health across Africa. Between the years 2011 – 2014, Amref Health Africa’’s research will focus on influencing positive behavioural change to obtain better health outcomes, understanding health inequalities, addressing issues around disease prevention and uncovering strategies to build capacity in all areas of health service delivery.

European Communication Research and Education Association  
ECREA was established in 2005 as a merger of the two main European associations of communication researchers, the European Communication Association (ECA) and the European Consortium for Communications Research (ECCR). ECREA’s objectives are: to develop, improve and promote communication and media education; to encourage the development of research and provide a forum for researchers and others involved in communication and information research; to stimulate academic and intellectual interest in media and communication research; and to establish networks between national and international communication organizations and professional communication researchers working for commercial organizations and regulatory institutions, both public and private.

Communication Institute for Online Scholarship 
A not-for-profit organization supporting the use of computer technologies in the service of communication scholarship and education. CIOS is supported primarily through individual and institutional memberships, publication of its journal, and sales of software products (ComAbstracts) to assist communication scholarship. Publishes The Electronic Journal of Communication.

Association of Internet Researchers (AoIR)   
The Association of Internet Researchers (AoIR) is an international academic association dedicated to the advancement of the cross-disciplinary field of Internet studies. It is a member-based support network promoting critical and scholarly Internet research independent from traditional disciplines and existing across academic borders. Publishes Internet Research Annual, comprised of papers drawn from that year’s AoIR conference. Also, beginning in 2007 AoIR has arranged a collaboration with Information, Communication and Society to publish a special issue annually of selected AoIR conference papers.

Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication  
A non-profit, educational association of journalism and mass communication faculty, administrators, students and media professionals. The AEJMC exists to promote the highest possible standards for education in journalism and mass communication, to encourage the widest possible range of communication research, to encourage the implementation of a multi-cultural society in the classroom and curriculum, and to defend and maintain freedom of expression in day-to-day living. Publishes Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly, Journalism and Mass Communication Editor, Journalism and Communication Monographs.

American Society for the History of Rhetoric   
The American Society for the History of Rhetoric was organized in 1977 as the American branch of the International Society for the History of Rhetoric. Its purpose is to promote the study of the theory and practice of rhetoric in all periods and languages and its relationship with culture–politics, poetics, law, and religion.

Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER),  
ACEReSearch is the online research repository of the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER), maintained by the Cunningham Library. ACEReSearch contains ACER’s research available in digital form, including, reports, working papers, conference papers, and more.

Integrating Research And Education   
This website contains educational modules for use by teachers, students and researchers. These collections offer numerous ways in which digital library technologies can be used to translate exciting new scientific discoveries into effective instructional practice.

MPIK, Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics   
(MPIK, Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics) in Heidelberg, one of 83 institutes and research establishments of the Max-Planck-Gesellschaft (Max Planck Society). The MPIK does experimental and theoretical basic research in the fields of Astroparticle Physics (crossroads of particle physics and astrophysics) and Quantum Dynamics (many-body dynamics of atoms and molecules).

Google Research   
Google publishes hundreds of research papers each year. Publishing is important to us; it enables us to collaborate and share ideas with, as well as learn from, the broader scientific community. Submissions are often made stronger by the fact that ideas have been tested through real product implementation by the time of publication.

The National Institutes of Health   
The National Institutes of Health (, a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the primary Federal agency for conducting and supporting medical research. NIH maintains 27 Institutes and Centers. The NIH invests over $27 billion annually in medical research, mostly through almost 50,000 competitive grants transferred to more than 212,000 researchers at over 2,800 universities, medical schools, and other research institutions in every state and around the world. About 10% of the NIH’s budget supports projects conducted by nearly 6,000 scientists in its own laboratories, most of which are on the NIH campus in Bethesda, Maryland.

National Academy of Sciences of Belarus  
The National Academy of Sciences of Belarus (ASCR) ( was founded in October 1928 and officially inaugurated on January 1, 1929 under the name of The Belarusian Academy of Sciences. The National Academy of Sciences of Belarus is the guiding research center of Belarus, which unites the highly-skilled scientists of different specialties and dozens of research, scientific-production, design and inculcation organizations. The staff of the Academy of Sciences includes more than 17,470 researchers, technicians and supporting personnel. There are more than 6,100 researchers, about some 510 Doctors of Sciences and some 1,870 Candidates of Sciences (equivalent to Ph.D.) among them.

Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Science   
The Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Science ( is an independent, non-profit research organization that primarily promotes and supports research at its own institutes. More than 12,000 staff members and 9,000 Ph.D. students, post-docs, guest scientists and researchers, and student assistants work in the 80 research institutes of the MPG. The results of the research work from Max Planck Institutes are published each year in more than 12,000 scientific articles, books, conference reports and other publications. Before being published, all of the research results are evaluated in peer reviews.

The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences 
The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences was founded in 1808 as an advisory body to the Dutch Government – a role that it continues to play today. The Academy derives its authority from the quality of its members, who represent the full spectrum of scientific and scholarly endeavour and are selected on the basis of their achievements. It is also responsible for eighteen internationally renowned institutes whose research and collections put them in the vanguard of Dutch science and scholarship. As the forum, conscience, and voice of the arts and sciences in the Netherlands, the Academy promotes quality in science and scholarship and strives to ensure that Dutch scholars and scientists contribute to cultural, social and economic progress. As a research organisation, the Academy is responsible for a group of outstanding national research institutes. It promotes innovation and knowledge valorisation within these institutes and encourages them to cooperate with one another and with university research groups.

The Helmholtz Association (HELM)  
The Helmholtz Association (HELM) ( with 28,000 employees in 16 research centres is Germany’s largest scientific organisation and has an annual budget of approximately 2.8 billion euros. HELM is a community of 16 scientific-technical and biological-medical research centres which aims to contribute significantly to solving the grand challenges which face society in the core fields of Energy, Earth and Environment, Health, Key Technologies, Structure of Matter and Transport and Space. These centres have been commissioned with pursuing long-term research goals on behalf of the state and society. The Association strives to gain insights and knowledge so that it can help to preserve and improve the foundations of human life. It does this by identifying and working on the grand challenges faced by society, science and industry.

Hungarian Academy of Sciences 
The Hungarian Academy of Sciences (HAS) ( is a scholarly public body founded on the principle of self-government, whose main task is the study of science, the publicizing of scientific achievements, and the aid and promotion of research. Its members are the academicians. The Academy, as a public body, is composed of academicians and other representatives of the sciences with an academic degree, who work to solve the tasks of Hungarian science, express their intention to become members of the public body and accept the duties it involves. The general assembly is the supreme organ of this public body, which is composed of academicians and delegates representing the non-academician members of the public body. The general assembly frames its own bylaws, determines its order of procedure and budget, elects its officers (president, vice-presidents, secretary-general, vice-secretary-general), the committees of the general assembly, and the elected members of the presidium.

The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft (FHG)   
The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft (FHG) undertakes applied research of direct utility to private and public enterprise and of wide benefit to society. Its services are solicited by customers and contractual partners in industry, the service sector and public administration. The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft maintains roughly 80 research units, including 56 Fraunhofer Institutes, at over 40 different locations throughout Germany. A staff of some 12,500, predominantly qualified scientists and engineers, works with an annual research budget of over one billion euros. Of this sum, more than € 1.200 million is generated through contract research. Roughly two thirds of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft’s contract research revenue is derived from contracts with industry and from publicly financed research projects. The remaining one third is contributed by the German federal and Länder governments, partly as a means of enabling the institutes to pursue more fundamental research in areas that are likely to become relevant to industry and society in five or ten years’ time.

CSIRO The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation 
the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, is Australia’s national science agency. It was established in 1926. CSIRO operations span sevral areas like energy, the environment, information technology, health, mining, manufacturing, agriculture, and natural resources. CSIRO ranks in the top one per cent of world scientific institutions in 13 out of 22 research fields, producing over 6,000 scientific publications in 2004 and holding over 3,900 granted or pending patents. CSIRO hosts three major National Research Facilities (the Australian Animal Health Laboratory, the Australia Telescope, and the Oceanographic Research Vessel Southern Surveyor) and manages 11 national reference collections. As at June 2005, CSIRO has 6,576 staff located across 57 sites throughout Australia and overseas, 61 per cent hold university degrees, including more than 2,000 doctorates and 470 masters. A total of 700 postgraduate research students were supervised in 2005–06. The annual budget exceeds AUS$940 million.

The National Council on Science and Technology (CONACYT)   
The National Council on Science and Technology (CONACYT) was created by the willingness of the Congress (H. Congreso de la Unión) on December 29th 1970, as a public and decentralized organism of the Public Federal Administration, member of the education sector, with legal personality and with its own endowment. It is also responsible of the elaboration of science and technology policies in Mexico. Since its creation and until 1999, two reforms and one law to coordinate and promote scientific and technologic development were presented, and on June 5th 2002 the new Science and Technology Law was promulgated. The goal of CONACYT is to consolidate a National System of Science and Technology that responds to the country’s priority demands, gives solution to specific problems and needs, and that contributes to raise the standard of living and the social welfare state. Also it will contribute with other Federal Government agencies and entities, as well as with the productive sector, in order to increase Mexico’s participation in the generation, acquisition and communication of knowledge, and to considerably increase the societies scientific and technologic culture, enjoying the benefits resulted from it.

National Research Council (CNR)   
The National Research Council (CNR) ( is a public organization. Its duty is to carry out, promote, spread, transfer and improve research activities in the main sectors of knowledge and its applications for the scientific, technological, economic and social development of the country. To this end, the activities of the organization are divided into macro areas of interdisciplinary scientific and technological research, concerning several sectors: biotechnology, medicine, materials, environment and land, information and communications, advanced systems of production, judicial and socio-economic sciences, classical studies and arts. CNR is distributed all over Italy through a network of institutes aiming at promoting a wide diffusion of its competences throughout the national territory and at facilitating contacts and cooperation with local firms and organizations.

Bulgarian Academy of Sciences   
The Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (BAS) ( is dedicated to the development of science in conformity with the universal human values and with the country’s national interests and promotes the enhancement of the intellectual and material wealth of the bulgarian people.

The Academy of Sciences of Moldova   
The Academy of Sciences of Moldova (Romanian: Academia de Stiinte a Moldovei), established in 1946, is the main scientific organization of the Republic of Moldova and coordinates research in all areas of science and technology. The academic corps consists of 47 Full Members (Academicians), 60 Corresponding Members and 38 Honorary Members. There are institutions that carry out fundamental, applicative scientific researches and activities of innovation and technologic transfer, which results are materialized in new scientific knowledge, technological and technical elaborations, capitalization of the national patrimony, promotion of scientific and cultural values on a national and world level, training of scientific personnel of high qualification

Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic   
The Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic (ASCR) ( is a public non-university scientific institution. It was established by Act No. 283/1992 Coll. as the Czech successor of the former Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences. It is set up as a complex of 54 public research institutions. The Academy employs about 7,000 employees more than a half of whom are researchers with university degrees. The primary mission of ASCR and its institutes is to conduct basic research in a broad spectrum of the natural, technical and social sciences and the humanities. This research, whether highly specialised or interdisciplinary in nature, aims to advance developments in scientific knowledge at the international level, while also taking into account the specific needs of both Czech society and national culture. Scientists of the Academy institutes also participate in education, particularly through doctoral study programmes for young researchers and by teaching at universities as well. The Academy also fosters collaborations between applied research and industry. The integration of Czech science into the international context is being promoted by means of numerous joint international research projects and through the exchange of scientists with counterpart institutions abroad.

Association of Internet Researchers  
The Association of Internet Researchers is an academic association dedicated to the advancement of the cross-disciplinary field of Internet studies. It is a member-based support network promoting critical and scholarly Internet research independent from traditional disciplines and existing across academic borders. The association is international in scope

Grupo SCImago  
SCImago is a research group from the University of Granada, Extremadura and Carlos III (Madrid), dedicated to information analysis, representation and retrieval by means of visualisation techniques.

Observatoire des sciences et des techniques, Montreal   
Observatoire des sciences et des technologies (OST) is an organization devoted to the measurement of science, technology and innovation (STI)

Observatoire des sciences et des techniques, Paris   
The mission of OST is to produce quantitative indicators on research, development and innovation (RDI) systems for actors and decision makers in this field and to provide institutional and comparative studies for France relative to Europe and the world.

Research Evaluation and Policy Project. National University of Australia   
The Research Evaluation and Policy Project (REPP) is Australia’s leading centre for the systematic evaluation and mapping of research across all fields of scholarship.

Centre for Science and Technology Studies. Leiden University  
The CWTS specializes in advanced quantitative analysis of science and technology performance and the cognitive and organizational structure of science and technology.

Department of Information Studies  
Royal School of Library and Information Science. Copenhagen. Denmark.

Steunpunt O&O Statistieken   
Steunpunt O&O Statistieken develops a consistent system of R&D and Innovation (RD&I) indicators for the Flemish government. This indicator system has to assist the Flemish government in mapping and monitoring the RD&I efforts in the Flemish region.

Global Interdisciplinary Research Network for the Study of all Aspects of Collaboration in Science and in Technology. Network leader: Hildrun Kretschmer

Capitale Resources for the Study of Social Capital   
Social capital is a multidimensional concept, composed by the set of trust, social norms, social networks, and organizations that influence relations among people and are an asset for the individual and collective production of well-being.

International Society for Scientometrics and Informetrics   
The Society aims to encourage communication and exchange of professional information in the field of scientometrics and informetrics, to improve standards, theory and practice in all areas of the discipline, to stimulate research, education and training, and to enhance the public perception of the discipline.

Statistical Cybermetrics Research Group. Wolverhampton University  
An Information Science research group developing software and methodologies to exploit internet-based data sources for social sciences research. Team leader: Mike Thelwall