PARTNER Platform Resources

If you cannot find the information you are looking for on this page, please see our Frequently Asked Questions, Quick Start Guide, or PARTNER Video Tutorials. You can also send our Support Team an email at partnertool@visiblenetworklabs.com. They’ll get back to you within 48 hours with more information. Thank you!

Legacy PARTNER Excel File

PARTNER was first created an an Excel-based tool. While this legacy platform is no longer being updated by us, it remains available for use, especially for those that already collected data using this version (prior to 2018). Please contact our support team if you need

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PARTNER Platform Simulation

In this simulation, the network theory and Social Network Analysis (SNA) are applied to examine the organizational networks in public health partnerships. SNA and network theory is applied to operationalize a set of measurable dimensions that can be used to evaluate the strength of PHCs

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PARTNER Respondent Information Worksheet

Use this spreadsheet to upload all of your respondent information. When you have it completely filled out, log in to your PARTNER account, select your project, and upload under Step 1: Load Respondents. If you have any questions, contact our team for assistance. PARTNER_Respondent_Information_Worksheet

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PARTNER Brief

This two-page PARTNER Brief includes an overview of the tool, main case uses, and its primary features. It’s a great resource for those considering using the tool. Just download it before to share with your network or colleagues. Get in touch with our team to

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PARTNER Validated Community Partner Survey

Our validated community partner survey has been used by more than 1,000 networks and organizations all around the world to evaluate their network of community partners. Our questions and metrics were originally created through an iterative, community based process involving interviews and surveys with network

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PARTNER Topical Survey Templates

Over the years, we have developed a number of topical survey templates for specific types of network evaluation and research projects. They’re available for use with any Premium or Custom PARTNER Survey. You can view the sample survey questions below, or contact our team to

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Example PARTNER Reports

PARTNER users can choose from multiple different Report and Presentation options to share their PARTNER visualizations and data with both internal and external stakeholders. Here’s an example of our PARTNER Reports. Contact our Team to learn more about all of your PARTNER Report and presentation

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PARTNER User Guide

PARTNER Platform User Guide – 2019 This user guide walks through using the PARTNER Platform, our community partner relationship manager. Please note that the Platform has undergone serious updates in its features and interface, and we are in the process of updating this guide. Please

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Interpreting PARTNERme Social Connectedness Reports

Interpreting PARTNERme Social Connectedness Reports

Today in healthcare, there is an increasing focus on dealing with the social determinants of health. These factors like housing, social support and transportation affect patient’s ability to access care, prevent health issues, and treat them when they do occur. In fact, studies show that

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An Intro to PARTNER’s Validated Measures

One of the things that makes PARTNER such a special tool for organizational network analysis are the metrics it uses to measure collaboration. Through a two-year process of interviews, surveys & focus groups, our team studied what mattered most when it comes to measuring networks.

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Who is the Best Person to Take My Network Survey?

If you’ve ever designed a survey, you know that one of the most crucial steps is picking respondents. For a survey of members of an inter-organizational network, this step usually first involves identifying the organizations to which to distribute the survey. At Visible Network Labs,

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Create Bias-Free Surveys: Three Pitfalls to Avoid

Bias is pernicious: it creeps into all kinds of research, including surveys and social network analysis! The more bias you introduce into your survey, the less reliable and accurate your data will be. This is why it’s important to check your survey for bias, at

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Bounding Your Network Brief

Bounding Your Network Brief

Many of our users report that deciding who to include in their network survey is the most difficult step in the entire process. The list you send your survey to dictates the partner options respondents will have. In other words, if you don’t include someone

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Top 10 Tips for Launching your PARTNER Survey

As the product manager of the PARTNER tool, I field a lot of questions about how to launch the surveys. From simple questions about how to find resources, to more complex situations like how to deal with changes after you begin. Launching any survey can

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Eight Tips for Designing a PARTNER Tool Survey

The PARTNER Tool is a survey and network analysis tool that helps measure and analyze the quality and structure of inter-organizational networks. Using PARTNER data, network managers can be more strategic in how they build, manage and evaluate their networks to improve processes and outcomes

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PARTNER User Guide (Being Updated)

The User Guide provides a step-by-step guide for inter-organizational networks to measure and monitor collaborative activity over time using PARTNER.

PARTNER User Guide Sept 2019

Report Image Examples
PARTNER Topical Survey Templates
PARTNER Platform Brief

A two-page PARTNER Platform handout that explains how PARTNER is used and what questions it can answer for your network or organization.

PARTNER Platform Brief

Tips & Tricks for Collecting Network Data

Bounding Your Network: A methods brief that gives advice on bounding your network in preparation for launching your network survey.

Tips for Designing Your PARTNER Survey:  A blog with tips and advice for writing survey questions and designing your research questions.

Tips for Launching Your PARTNER Survey: A blog with tips and advice for sending our your survey to your partners, including sending reminders and extensions.

Who Should Take My PARTNER Survey? A blog from our team on deciding who to send your PARTNER Survey to.

Tips for Creating Bias Free Surveys: A blog from our team on writing blogs with a minimal amount of bias.

Respondent Information Worksheet

Use this spreadsheet to upload all of your respondent information. When you have it completely filled out, log in to your PARTNER account, select your project, and upload under Step 1: Load Respondents.

PARTNER_Respondent_Information_Worksheet

Survey Questions

The questions that make up the PARTNER Default Survey are listed in this spreadsheet and word document below. 

PARTNER Default Survey Questions– This document includes the default PARTNER survey questions, as well as, additional relational questions as options.

PARTNER Simulation

In this simulation, the network theory and Social Network Analysis (SNA) are applied to examine the organizational networks in public health partnerships. SNA and network theory is applied to operationalize a set of measurable dimensions that can be used to evaluate the strength of PHCs and the connections (or connectivity) among partner organizations. Connectivity is defined as the measured interactions between partners in a collaborative such as the amount and quality of interactions, and how these relationships might change over time. The simulation has a brief overview of SNA to allow students to become familiar with the concept and language. However, the readings from the “recommended reading” list below can help students get familiar and prepare to participate in this simulation.

Strategic Network Management in a Community Collaborative: A Simulation

PARTNER Simulation

Legacy PARTNER Excel File