The data were collected by Vickers from 29 seventh grade students in a school in Victoria, Australia. Students were asked to nominate their classmates on a number of relations including the following three (layers):

  1. Who do you get on with in the class?
  2. Who are your best friends in the class?
  3. Who would you prefer to work with?

Students 1 through 12 are boys and 13 through 29 are girls.

Ref: M. Vickers and S. Chan – Representing Classroom Social Structure. Melbourne: Victoria Institute of Secondary Education. (1981)

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The multiplex social network consists of 2 layers (marriage alliances and business relationships) describing florentine families in the Renaissance.

Ref: JF Padgett, CK Ansell – “Robust Action and the Rise of the Medici, 1400-1434″. American journal of sociology, 1259-1319 (1993)

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The multiplex social network consists of 3 kinds of (Co-work, Friendship and Advice) between partners and associates of a corporate law partnership.

Ref:Emmanuel Lazega – “The Collegial Phenomenon: The Social Mechanisms of Cooperation Among Peers in a Corporate Law Partnership”. Oxford University Press (2001)
Ref: Tom A.B. Snijders, Philippa E. Pattison, Garry L. Robins, and Mark S. Handcock – “New specifications for exponential random graph models”. Sociological Methodology (2006), 99-153.

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The multiplex social network consists of 3 kinds of relationships (Advice, Friendship and “Reports to”) between managers of a high-tech company.

Ref: D. Krackhardt – “Cognitive social structures”. Social Networks (1987), 9, 104-134

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Interactions in a tailor shop in Zambia (then Northern Rhodesia) over a period of ten months.
Layers represent two different types of interaction, recorded at two different times (seven months apart) over a period of one month. TI1 and TI2 record the “instrumental” (work- and assistance-related) interactions at the two times; TS1 and TS2 the “sociational” (friendship, socioemotional) interactions.
The data are particularly interesting since an abortive strike occurred after the first set of observations, and a successful strike took place after the second.

Ref: Kapferer B. (1972) – “Strategy and transaction in an African factory”.

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Data collected by Coleman, Katz and Menzel on medical innovation, considering physicians in four towns in Illinois, Peoria, Bloomington, Quincy and Galesburg.
They were concerned with the impact of network ties on the physicians adoption of a new drug, tetracycline. Three sociometric matrices (layers) were generated, based on the following questions:

  1. When you need information or advice about questions of therapy where do you usually turn?
  2. And who are the three or four physicians with whom you most often find yourself discussing cases or therapy in the course of an ordinary week — last week for instance?
  3. Would you tell me the first names of your three friends whom you see most often socially?

Ref: J. Coleman, E. Katz, and H. Menzel.- “The Diffusion of an Innovation Among Physicians”. Sociometry (1957) 20:253-270.

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The multiplex social network consists of five kinds of online and offline relationships (Facebook, Leisure, Work, Co-authorship, Lunch) between the employees of Computer Science department at Aarhus.

Ref: Matteo Magnani, Barbora Micenkova, Luca Rossi – Combinatorial Analysis of Multiple Networks. arXiv:1303.4986 (2013)

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The multilayer network is composed by thirty-seven different layers each one corresponding to a different airline operating in Europe.

Ref: Alessio Cardillo, Jesús Gómez-Gardenes, Massimiliano Zanin, Miguel Romance, David Papo, Francisco del Pozo and Stefano Boccaletti – Emergence of network features from multiplexity. Scientific Reports 3, Article number: 1344 doi:10.1038/srep01344

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London Multiplex Transport Network

Data was collected in 2013 from the official website of Transport for London ( and manually cross-checked.

Nodes are train stations in London and edges encode existing routes between stations. Underground, Overground and DLR stations are considered (see for further details). The multiplex network used in the paper makes use of three layers corresponding to:

  1. The aggregation to a single weighted graph of the networks of stations corresponding to each underground line (e.g., District, Circle, etc)
  2. The network of stations connected by Overground
  3. The network of stations connected by DLR

Raw data and geographical coordinates of stations are provided. We also provide the multiplex networks after considering real disruptions occurring in London.

If you use this data you should cite the following paper:

Manlio De Domenico, Albert Solé-Ribalta, Sergio Gómez, and Alex Arenas, “Navigability of interconnected networks under random failures”. PNAS 111, 8351-8356 (2014)

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Airline Transportation Multiplex dataset

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Higgs Twitter

Multiplex of social interactions in Twitter corresponding to the different actions (friendship, replying, mentioning and retweeting) monitored in the Higgs dataset ( see the dedicated page )

There are two multiplex networks:

  1. two layers, friendship and aggregated interactions, respectively;
  2. four layers, friendship and each type of interaction in each layer separately.

See more details in the webpage dedicated to Higgs Rumor

Ref: M. De Domenico, A. Lima, P. Mougel and M. Musolesi The Anatomy of a Scientific Rumor. (Nature Open Access) Scientific Reports 3, 2980 (2013).

Files format: layerID nodeID nodeID weight

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15M Dataset contains a “readme.txt” plus two files with information about Twitter messages that were collected in the period April-May 2011. These messages are related to the political events occurred at that time in Spain, and only messages in Spanish are considered.

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