provides a platform for researchers studying plant diversity and has helped undergraduate biology students complete their honors theses examining factors affecting root growth. (Credit: Cowpea Diversity panel by James Burridge at URBC, South Africa, 2013)

We are organized into five areas that offer services to support members of the gateway community

Services for Creating and Growing Gateways

Work with the Incubator to learn about key development areas important to a gateway effort at any stage of its lifecycle.

We will share our expertise and experience on a variety of gateway-related topics

  • Technology advice: cybersecurity; technology planning, open-source licensing & selection; and development tools & processes
  • Business planning: business & strategic planning; sustainability planning; and project management
  • Usability and user engagement expertise: Engaging your community; Impact measurement & evaluation; usability & user-centered design; and graphic & user-interface design
  • Campus-based development groups

The Incubator offers short-term consultations in these areas of expertise to fill in the specialized skill sets that may be missing from your development team and conducts one-week Gateway Focus Weeks for an intensive learning experience. 

Get in-depth, hands-on, and individualized help building your own gateway from Extended Developer Support.

We offer up to a year of support to high-potential projects requesting assistance. We have custom development support available in a variety of: 

  • programming languages and environments
  • types of infrastructure, including data and high-performance computing systems
  • third-party tools for building gateways 
Make the most of ready-made software for building gateways using the Gateway Catalog built by the Scientific Software Collaborative.

The Gateway Catalog helps you:

  • Promote your gateway
  • Contribute your gateway-relevant software component
  • Search our diverse collection of existing gateways and software to customize an out-of-the-box gateway solution
  • Find gateways to use as a resource in your research and/or teaching

No matter what your level of experience, this resource lets you focus on the features unique to your user community.


Services for Connecting with & Learning from the Community

Participate in the SGCI community through Community Engagement & Exchange, which offers a variety of opportunities to meet colleagues and share experiences across disciplinary, organizational, and international boundaries.

Community Engagement & Exchange:

Expand your gateway knowledge through Workforce Development programs for students and educators, particularly for underrepresented minorities in STEM areas.

Opportunities for students and educators include

Educators can learn how to integrate gateways into course content as a way of providing access to high-end resources.

The SGCI is presently limited to providing its direct services (specifically consulting and financial support for students) to U.S.-based organizations, but we welcome a diverse, international community from academic institutions, industry (supporting open-source products), national laboratories, and cyberinfrastructure resources. International participants are welcome to use our online resources, attend webinars and the annual conference, and add their gateways and software to the Gateway Catalog. SGCI services are open to all qualified persons without regard to race, gender, religion, age, physical disability or national origin.