July’s Community Call: CSCCE community profiles round two

This month, we’re showcasing a new collection of community profiles on our community call, and have invited four of the community managers who took part in this project to share their experiences. Join us on Wednesday, 21 July 2021 via Zoom, and read on for more details about the call. 

Join us to learn more about research into STEM communities. Image credit: the CSCCE. 

Profiles round two: New profiles, new look!

Last September we released a collection of 13 scientific community profiles, two-page infographics that offered a snapshot of a community’s structure, governance, and programming. In creating these profiles, we intended to: 

  • Support existing scientific community managers in finding information and inspiration from other community efforts – including community managers to reach out to.
  • Start standardizing the way that scientific communities are described to allow easier comparison and setting of expectations – by community managers, senior managers, funders and evaluators.
  • Share observations and make recommendations based on what we learn from our taxonomy development and gathering of data.

In the process, we also refined and published our Community Participation Model, which describes four modes of member engagement that can occur within a community – CONVEY/CONSUME, CONTRIBUTE, COLLABORATE, and CO-CREATE – and one that can occur outside of it: CHAMPION. 

We learned so much from this first round of profiles, not least that we wanted to know more about additional communities! In this next round of profiles, 14 of which we are releasing next week, we have added a third page to the original profile format, allowing us to dig deeper into community programming, indicators of success, and the role of community champions. 

We hope you’ll be able to participate in next week’s call to find out more about how we create the profiles as well as hear from four of the community managers who took part in the project. We’ll also outline what’s coming next for this project, and how you can sign up to profile your own community. 

July’s call


Join July’s Community Call to:

  • Learn more about our research into STEM communities and the people who support them
  • Hear from four members of the CSCCE community of practice, the communities they work with, and how creating a CSCCE profile has impacted their work
  • Let us know that your organization might be interested in creating a profile in the future


  • Lena Karvovskaya, VU Amsterdam
  • Jody Peters, Ecological Forecasting Initiative
  • Kathe Todd-Brown, International Soil Modeling Consortium

How to join

July’s call will take place on Wednesday 21 July at 3pm UTC / 11am US Eastern Time. Please note this is an earlier time that 2020’s calls to be more accessible for all of our members. 

Our calls are hosted in Zoom – simply click here and we’ll see you in the webinar!

Video or not? You’re welcome to turn on your webcam if you like but fine if you prefer just to use audio.

Our community calls last 90 minutes, but we will do our best to ensure that all of the presentations take place in the first hour, in case you have to leave early. The last 30 minutes is generally reserved for open discussion and Q&A with the presenters. Come for the hour – or for the full 90 mins, as your schedule permits!

Please note: We’ll be recording the presentations so that others who couldn’t make it can catch up later. The discussion section and any Q&A are not recorded. 


Our community calls usually take place on the third Wednesday of every month at 11am Eastern, but occasionally times and dates vary depending on speaker availability so please keep an eye on our calendar of events.

Wonder what we’ve talked about in previous calls? The archive listings can be found here, with select recordings available on YouTube.

Not yet in our Slack group? Request to join here.