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Welcome to the NoC Platform

This online community platform is developed within the Global Network of Internet & Society Research Centers (NoC). It gathers structured information about the NoC centers and scholars, so to allow matchmaking between participants, and a granular representation of affiliations and expertise. Please reach out to contact *AT* networkofcenters *DOT* net for any request.

560 pages are available

Explore the NoC wiki

Search tool

Browse organizations, people, and projects mapped on the Wiki. You can also check some concepts (e.g., all scholars with expertise in economics, or law -- feel free to suggest other views).

Data visualizations

(These data visualizations are based on the data submitted until 31 July 2015. Update forthcoming.)

  • All NoC scholars with a profile in this wiki, with common topics highlighted.
  • A tag cloud based on the description of each Center, highlighting recurrent topics / concepts / entities. Not a collection of keywords that appear in the single descriptions; instead, we elaborated abstracts via TellMeFirst, a software - developed at the Nexa Center - that classifies texts using Wikipedia entities. The "occurrency rank" viz is based on the number of times TMF identifies a given concept as a topic; the "weighted rank" also takes into account the relevance of a given concept / topic in a Center's description (as observed by TMF).

Other NoC utilities

Standard procedures to organize NoC regional meetings here.


This wiki is under development by the Nexa Center for Internet & Society at Politecnico di Torino (DAUIN). Data extraction & viz by Alessio Melandri & Giuseppe Futia. Overall coordination by Raimondo Iemma. Wiki contents curation between 15 June 2015 and 7 August 2015 by Dario Chaifouroosh in the context of his summer internship at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University. Thanks to all scholars that filled out their description!

Contribute to the NoC wiki

Once you are logged in, interactive forms allow you to contribute new content to the platform. Add a short name for the new piece of content in the box below, and hit "Create or edit".

Create the profile of a new Person:

Enter a new Center:

Enter a new Project:

Enter a new Document (including project deliverables, tutorials, or toolkits):

Enter a new Practice (case studies, good practices, or success stories):