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XSEDE ECSS 9/19 Seminar on Cosmic^2 Science Gateway and MPI Code for Simulating Black Holes

This month’s speakers for the XSEDE Extended Collaborative Support Services (ECSS)  Seminar series are Mona Wong of SGCI and the San Diego Supercomputer Center and Damon Dougall of the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC).   Mona will be talking about her work on the Cosmic^2 Cryo-EM science gateway for PI Michael Cianfrocco from the University of Michigan. Structural biology is in the midst of a revolution. Instrumentation and software improvements have...

Call for Student Travel Application for SC17, due 9/3

The deadline (September 3) for submitting a student travel grant application for SC17 (Denver, 12 - 17 November, 2017) is rapidly approaching. These grants award up to $600 for students in North America and $1200 for students whose travel originates elsewhere. These funds may be used towards air and ground transportation, food and hotel costs. Targeted students are undergraduates, masters and early-career Ph.D. students.

Cybersecurity Webinar Aug. 30, 2017: An overview of CTSC Engagements & Application Process

CTSC's Von Welch is presenting the talk "An overview of CTSC Engagements and the Application Process," on Wednesday August 30th at 3pm (Eastern). Note: The day and time for this event is not during our regular monthly series. Be sure to add it to your calendar.

One of CTSC's core activities is conducting one-on-one engagements with NSF projects and facilities. CTSC has recently launched its call for applications for engagements in 2018, due October 2nd. This...

FIM4R Workshop — RDA 10th Plenary Collocated Event

The 11th face to face meeting of the Federated Identity Management for Research  (FIM4R) meeting will be held in Montreal, Canada on September 18 and 19, 2017 and is deliberately collocated with the 10th RDA Plenary Meeting .  FIM4R is a collection of research communities and infrastructures with a shared interest in enabling Federated Identity Management for their research cyber infrastructures. FIM4R develops requirements related to technical architecture,...

Center for Trustworthy Scientific Cyberinfrastructure (CTSC) One-on-One Engagements — Apply by 10/2/17

The Center for Trustworthy Scientific Cyberinfrastructure (CTSC) conducts one-on-one engagements as one of its core activities. By supporting a variety of engagement types, including assistance in developing, improving, or evaluating an information security program; software assurance-focused efforts; identity management; technology or architectural evaluation; training for staff; and more, CTSC is able to provide the NSF community with the ability to achieve and maintain effective...

AGU Session: Virtual Community Platforms and Data Tools in Geoscience - 8/2 Deadline

One of the sessions taking place at the AGU Fall Meeting December 11-15, 2017 is entitled "Virtual Community Platforms and Data Tools for Enabling Geoscience Research and Education."  Session Description: Effective research in the geosciences requires a combination of discovering, analyzing, managing, and publishing data. Community platforms and data tools are being developed to aid researchers, students, and educators in accomplishing these tasks so that they can better focus...

International Coalition on Science Gateways — RDA 10th Plenary Collocated Event

This meeting, taking place September 18, 2017, is of stakeholders involved in the International Coalition on Science Gateways to discuss the Coalition’s short and long-term goals. The International Coalition on Science Gateways’ vision is to provide an international forum for the science gateways community to: Provide leadership on future directions for science gateways Facilitate awareness of international, regional and national developments in science gateways Identify and...

Free Webinar Friday, July 28: SGCI Bootcamp — Who Should Apply?

Please join us on Friday, July 28 at 12 pm ET to learn more about SGCI's Science Gateways Bootcamp and who might benefit from attending. The deadline for applications for the fall Bootcamp is, you guessed it, Friday, July 28! SGCI's Michael Zentner, Bootcamp lead and Director of the Incubator service area, will make a presentation and also be available for any questions about the week-long, intensive Bootcamp for leaders of gateways who want to further develop and scale their work....

ACI-REF Virtual Residency Workshop - 7/30-8/4/17

The Advanced Cyberinfrastructure Research and Education Facilitator (ACI-REF) Virtual Residency workshop, organized by the OU Supercomputing Center for Education & Research at the University of Oklahoma, will take place July 30, 2017 - August 4, 2017. This year's workshop is on "How to Be a More Effective Research Computing Facilitator." It is free to attend this workshop.  Our very own Sandra Gesing will make a presentation about SGCI on Friday, August 4 at 1:30 pm CT. You...

PresQT Workshop — 9/18/17

The PresQT Workshop is a free pre-conference event focused on Preservation Quality Tool development collocated at the Research Data Alliance 10th Plenary Meeting in Montreal. The PresQT Workshop will take place Monday, September 18, 2017, from 2-6 pm, and aims to complement existing repository infrastructure and more deeply integrate workflow and software preservation tools with an aim toward data preservation that facilitates scientific reuse and experimental reproducibility....