What We Do

Using collaborative infrastructure to build strong networks 

NSF’s Eddie Bernice Johnson INCLUDES Coordination Hub fosters collaboration across and within the Network and builds capacity to use the NSF-developed five design elements of collaborative infrastructure: collaborative infrastructure helps build stronger, more flexible, more scalable, and more equitable networks that accelerate change.

Interested in improving diversity in STEM?

The Five Elements of Collaborative Infrastructure

NSF INCLUDES Five Design Elements of Collaborative Infrastructure

Shared Vision 

Align action by collaborating on a shared vision to address an identified broadening participation challenge and achieve related outcomes.


Partnerships and networks are at the heart of the INCLUDES National Network; partnering organizations engage in mutually reinforcing activities and act collaboratively to accomplish shared goals.

Goals and Metrics

Document and communicate progress through shared goals and metrics of objectives and outcomes that are well-defined and relevant.

Leadership and Communications

Inspire action through strategic internal and external communication and by developing, demonstrating, and distributing leadership.

Expansion, Sustainability, and Scale

Set the stage for expansion, sustainability, and equitable scaling of proven and promising approaches to broadening participation through collaborative infrastructure.

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