NSF RCN : Social Observatory Coordinating Network
About the project
The Social Observatories Coordinating Network (SOCN) was funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF SES1237498) to work with the scientific communities in the development and planning of a set of observatories for the Social, Behavioral, and Economic (SBE) Sciences that will transform SBE science. The concept of a social observatory grew out of set of wide-ranging discussions on the future of the SBE sciences sponsored by NSF over the past three years. The major objective of the Social Observatories Coordinating Network (SOCN) is to continue exploration of ideas regarding the potential form and functioning of such a network of social observatories and to actively engage individuals and groups across the SBE research community in this process.