What We Do

Using collaborative infrastructure to build strong networks 

The NSF INCLUDES Coordination Hub helps foster collaboration across and within the network using the NSF-developed five design elements of collaborative infrastructure: collaborative infrastructure helps build strong, flexible, broader and more equitable networks to accelerate change. 

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The Five Elements of Collaborative Infrastructure

NSF INCLUDES Five Design Elements of Collaborative Infrastructure

Engage the Community in a Shared Vision

Every NSF INCLUDES-funded project and the National Network engages the community in a shared vision and engages a broad community in a shared vision of the importance and power of diversity in scientific innovation.

Partnerships provide a platform for collaborative action

Partnerships and networks are at the heart of the NSF INCLUDES National Network. The Coordination Hub, alliances, design and development launch pilots, conferences, and other NSF-INCLUDES-funded projects provide a platform for partnerships and collaborative action.

Goals and Metrics allow for evidence-based decision making

Partnerships and networks run on shared goals and metrics that allow for robust data that facilitates evidence-based decision making

Leadership and Communications increase communication and visibility

NSF INCLUDES is designed to build capacity for leadership and communication among organizations and individuals to create opportunities in STEM education and careers.

Establish the capacity for Expansion, Sustainability, and Scale

Collaborative infrastructure should lead to more partners joining the movement, more connections being made, and a chance for collaborative change to lead to expansion, sustainability, and scale.

The NSF INCLUDES Network is open to anyone interested in improving diversity and inclusion in STEM.