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United States
What do you do?
Press Officer
U.S. Civilian Research & Development Foundation
Fields of interest
science, health, energy, climate change, policy
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CRDF is a nonprofit organization that promotes international scientific and technical collaboration through grants, technical resources and training. We are based in Arlington, Virginia with offices in Moscow and St. Petersburg, Russia; Kyiv, Ukraine and Astana, Republic of Kazakhstan. We are also expanding to the Middle East and North Africa. Through my work, I support and advance CRDF’s organizational, developmental and programmatic goals through the strategic implementation of communications, media relations and audience outreach.

Listen to CRDF's Conversations series about the impact of science on climate change

In case you're interested, the latest edition of CRDF's new online series, Conversations, focuses on climate change this month, featuring remarks from Union of Concerned Scientists President Kevin Knobloch, Rockefeller Foundation Associate Vice President Maria Blair and Dr. Alan Hamlet of the University of Washington. Join the conversation here.

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At 6:49 on March 6, 2009, Peter Matthews said…
Dear Karen,

I think you might need both approaches - reviewing the networks available as part of the information provided by your site, as well as enlisting Russian researchers in the creation of a Russia-specific research network of some sort (depending on what networks already exist).

What I like about the Ning system is that it can be very easily adapted to any networking purpose, for any community or potential community. Existing networks like ResearchGate and LinkedIn are good as global networks, but cannot be independently developed by others to build networks for particular purposes or language groups. With Ning, it would be possible to set up two interlinked networks for example, one primarily for English language, the other for Russian language. Or several regional networks for Russia, in Russian, could be linked together. You would need to find Russian researchers willing to experiment with different structures before settling on a version in which more effort can be invested.

Overall, we are in a period where many national and international social networks are being set up. Only some will eventually become widely or intensively used; the competition to catch the attention of potential users is very strong, so it is necessary to be able to quickly build and rebuild in response to experience and feedback. If a network is initially run by committee, the decision making process might be too slow to let the system quickly evolve by trial and error.

In my own case, I have complete control is sole founder, so I can make changes very easily and quickly - but I am hoping that the Research Cooperative will eventually evolve into something that others can continue to support when I can no longer take care of it.


At 13:05 on February 28, 2009, Peter Matthews said…
Dear Karen,

I notice that here at Research and Media and also on my own site (The Research Cooperative), Russia is notably under-represented, given the size of the country and the number of research establishments in Russia.

Is there any way that promotion for online research networks like ours can be supported, non-financially, through the offices, publications, and websites of your organisation?

Best regards, Peter
At 18:59 on June 20, 2008, Ronny H. Mustamu said…
Great to hear from you and to learn about your organization via website. Hope one day there will be opportunities to have a cooperation with your office. Supposed you need something related to Indonesia, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Best regards
ronny mustamu
At 12:29 on April 3, 2008, Shahidul Islam Chowdhury said…
Dear Karen,
Thanks. I’ll definitely travel through the CRDF site.
Regards. Good health.

Shahid, Dhaka


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