Social Science Aspects of the iPlant Collaborative
The purpose of the social science arm of iPlant is three-fold. First, social science research can be leveraged to enhance development of iPlant collaborative tools. Second, social science research can help to enhance adoption and diffusion of the iPlant collaborative. Third, the iPlant collaborative provides a unique opportunity to collect data in order to study how a collaborative such as this evolves and, more importantly, sustains itself over time.