CSCCE’s Community Profiles Project: How did we do it?

In out last blog post, we announced the release of 13 new “Community Profiles,” created by CSCCE staff in collaboration with independent contractor, Sara Kobilka. In this post, which was co-authored with Sara, we delve a little deeper into our methodology. 

Survey Design

As we began the survey design process we worked to balance multiple considerations. First, we wanted something as complete as possible. Lou created the first version of the survey with the goal of collecting information about communities that scientific community managers had previously expressed interest in learning about – such as funding models, staffing, and online collaboration tools. At the same time, we didn’t want to make the survey too onerous for community managers to complete.

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Resources

We’re working to consolidate and share resources about scientific community management and to nurture a new community of practice for scientific community professionals.

We’re building out a series of resources pages that currently include:

If you’d like to contribute, for example by offering to present a webinar or create a case study of your community, we’d love to hear from you (info@cscce.org)

Additionally, you may be interested in:

The CSCCE community of practice

We host a community of practice for scientific community managers – and those interested in scientific community-building. With monthly webinars and an online Slack group this is a great way to start connecting with others supporting scientific communities.

Stay up to date with what’s coming via our monthly newsletter.

State of scientific community management survey

In 2016 we carried out a survey of over 100 scientific community professionals to determine more about their career paths to date, their skillsets and challenges. You can read the survey results here.

Blog posts

Our blog is the largest freely accessible resource of scientific community engagement information online. It includes:

Coming soon

Resources created by CSCCE staff and the CEFP project teams – including:

  • Support for running Community Champions programs – including a report about what these programs look like
  • Best practices for content creation as scientific community managers
  • Resources about evaluation and metrics – gathered from existing scientific community managers