Massey University has built a framework based on Alfresco to support international projects that address important global issues. It extends Alfresco sites to create hierarchies of "networks", "hubs" and "projects" that allow subject experts to collaborate. Members use the professional profile and search extensions to list their skills and qualifications and to find others.
Drupal integration allows news and project findings to be published. Publishing is controlled by Alfresco extensions so members do not need to understand the Drupal interface.
The first network created was the "One Health Network" (www.hubnet.asia). 7 South Asian countries, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka participated and made up the "hubs" of the network. Members collaborated on projects to combat Leptospirosis, Rabies, Anthrax and Brucellosis. In one project, software was created to upload GPS location data to Alfresco from collars placed on wild dogs in Bhutan.
The latest network is the "Global Food Safety Partnership network". Funded by the World bank, this network enables collaboration between Food Safety experts throughout the world