A Scientific Research Network of the Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO-Vlaanderen) aims at the promotion and coordination of an international collaboration of research units on an inter-, multi- and transdisciplinary research theme for the duration of five years.

The Scientific Research Network Circulating Knowledge in Early Modern Science was established in 2006. Representatives of Ghent University, the Catholic University of Leuven and the Catholic University of Brussels are the Steering Committee of the Scientific Research Network. The Centre for History of Science at Ghent University is the chair of the Steering Committee.