INSNA is the professional association for researchers interested in social network analysis. The association is a non-profit organization incorporated in the state of Delaware and founded by Barry Wellman in 1977.
The principal functions of INSNA are as follows:
Membership benefits include reduced conference registration fees, a reduced subscription rate for the journal Social Networks, a subscription to Connections, the association's bulletin and journal, and through Connections, access to a bank of network datasets. Additional membership benefits include timely notifications of conferences, symposia, and workshops in network analysis held throughout the year at various locations in the many countries represented by the INSNA membership and access to the world's leading experts on social network analysis through SOCNET (INSNA’s online discussion forum) and at INSNA’s signature conference, the Sunbelt conference. Members often receive discounts from publishers on new books on social network analysis.