Welcome to the VOSON Lab!

The Virtual Observatory for the Study of Online Networks (VOSON) Lab is located in the Research School of Social Sciences at The Australian National University. We are advancing the Social Science of the Internet through an innovative program of researchresearch tool developmentteaching & research training.  We use various terms to describe what we do: web sciencenetwork sciencecomputational social sciencebig data analyticse-research.

The VOSON Lab was formally established in 2005 with an Australian Research Council Special Research Initiative grant. We have been researching online networks since before the era of Facebook and Twitter, and our research has been funded by several ARC grants.

The VOSON software is a web application for the construction and analysis of hyperlink networks.  It has been publicly available since 2006 and has been used by over 2500 researchers worldwide.  Please visit Uberlink if you would like to apply for a VOSON user account or to get further information about how to access the VOSON software.