Research Networking Systems (RNS)

Research Networking Systems (RNS) through NUCATS


These personal research managers can assist you with finding a collaboration at any stage of the biomedical research pipeline

Team Science Resources

These resources are designed to enhance collaboration across the entire research endeavor.  Team organization capitalizes on individual strengths to make the whole study more effective and efficient.

RNS at Northwestern

Northwestern Scholars

A searchable database of expertise across all disciplines at Northwestern University, allowing you to explore the profiles, publications, and grant data of thousands of scholars within Northwestern


LatticeGrid is an open source publications/collaboration assessment tool. The Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine version of this tool leverages data from the Feinberg Faculty Database, PubMed, eIRB and award databases. LatticeGrid lets you see who has co-authored with whom, who has published on research similar to yours, and who has what funding. It integrates and visualizes this data around organizational constructs such as centers and departments to build models of collaboration patterns.

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine Faculty Profiles

If you are looking for a collaborator in the medical school, you can search the Feinberg faculty profiles.

RNS at Other Institutions


Discovery of potential collaborators is a priority of the Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) Consortium.  At the DIRECT2Experts site, you can search multiple institutions simultaneously and then easily explore the results at each institution on their individual sites.


CTSAsearch is a federated search engine using Linked Open Data published by members of the CTSA Consortium and other interested parties.