The Web Science Trust established an international network bringing together world-class research laboratories to support the Web Science research and education programme.
The Web Science Network of Laboratories (WSTNet) combines some of the world’s leading academic researchers in Web Science, with new academic programmes that enhance the already growing influence of Web Science. Through a number of specific agreements and commitments with the Web Science Trust, which manage WSTNet, the member Labs will provide valuable support for the ongoing development of Web Science. There were ten founding WSTNet labs.
Contributions from the Labs will include the organisation and hosting of summer schools, workshops and meetings, including the WebSci conference series. The WSTNet labs also identify new opportunities for additional events and fundraising, all as part of the ongoing development of Web Science.