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The purpose of this paper is to define a bunch of operads where the operations are networks of a certain type. The way we specify what type of network we want is with something we call a network model. This is basically a combinatorial species which has extra structure capturing the notions of union and disjoint union. The corresponding operad is then constructed via a moniodal variant of the Grothendieck construction.