The SERC NAV, short for Network Analysis and Visualization, is a software tool that was initially developed to capture and allow users to visually interact with data and relationships that exist in the SERC ecosystem. Those data and relationships include professors, universities, research projects, publications, and metadata about the persons involved. The idea is that users would interact with the SERC NAV Interface which would visualize the data and relationships within the SERC NAV. Users would be able to click the visualized data on the screen and navigate between data that is related to each other. In this way, users would be able to visually traverse the database and discover the composition of the SERC with regard to research being performed, persons related to the research, universities who collaborate with the SERC, publications related to the research and many other data that exists.