We have decided to slightly change the colour codes for the network graphs. This will make it easier to distinguish between the different types of organisations. From now on, Not-for-profit organisations will be coloured yellow! Institutions and companies will keep their previous colour codes, red and blue respectably.
Some of the graphs are still using the old colour codes, but they will soon be re-made to satisfy the new standard.
How to use
The interface is simple to use. At first you see a zoomed-out view of the graph you have clicked on. You can zoom in/out by rolling the mouse wheel up/down, and you can pan by clicking and dragging with either the left or the right mouse button.
On the lower left-hand side there is
Centrality, is one measure of the structure of networks or graphs. It was designed to measure the strength of division of a network into modules (also called groups, clusters or communities). Networks with high contrality have dense connections between the nodes within modules but sparse connections between nodes in different modules.
Egocentric mode is the view in which one can look at the connections of each node from the node’s point of view. The following is an example of the egocentric mode, when applied to “Lab Souterrain Modane”. You can see that all the other linkages between the nodes have vanished, and the ones that are visible are just the connections that this lab has with the outer world. This allows one to have a better overview of a node’s ‘extroverted’ nature. This feature can be experienced by positioning the mouse cursor abow an organisation in any of our maps.
This is an excerpt from a sociogram showing collaborations between institutes, companies and not-for-profit companies (depicted in red, blue and pink, respectively), based solely on publications and co-publications between the bodies depicted. The bigger the node, the more (co)publications the node has; the thicker the link between two nodes, the stronger the collaboration between them, again measured in number of co-publications. Click on the image to get the full pdf version, which is also searchable (Ctrl+f in acrobat reader for windows, cmd+f in preview for OS X).
Collspotting is a new and experimental service that aims to provide the Particle Physics community with information on Academia & Industry key players active around key technologies for Particle Physics, with a view to fostering more collaborations.