The Center for Knowledge Infrastructures is located in the UCLA Department of Information Studies and directed by Christine L. Borgman, Distinguished Research Professor and Presidential Chair Emerita. We conduct research on scientific data practices and policy, scholarly communication, and socio-technical systems. We also mentor students, post-doctoral fellows, and visiting scholars in these areas. Our most recent project, titled If Data Sharing is the Answer, What is the Question?, was funded by the Digital Information Technology Program of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation #2015‐14001. This five-year collaborative effort studied data practices, policy, and infrastructure of four distributed scientific collaborations, exploring methods of data collection and management, innovations in scaling and workflows, and multidisciplinary approaches to complex problems. Another recent project was a study of the uses and users of digital data archives, conducted in cooperation with DANS, the Digital Archiving and Networked Services program in the Netherlands. Research in the Center also has been funded by grants from the National Science Foundation and gifts from Microsoft Research.

Publications and presentations from these projects are accessible from the publications tab above.

Center for Knowledge Infrastructures Team, Advisory Board, and guests (L-R):
Cheryl Thompson, Peter Darch, Christine Borgman, Josh Greenberg, Alex Szalay, Stuart Geiger, Michael Scroggins, Alyssa Goodman, Charlotte Cabasse-Mazel, Carl Kesselman, Marilyn Raphael, Milena Golshan, Irene Pasquetto, and George Djorgovski.
Photo by: Jennifer Arcand

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