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NSF OAC Monthly Webinar for August—Advancing the capability for collaborative discovery through data and model sharing: The HydroShare example

The NSF Office of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure (OAC) 2018 monthly webinar series continues on Thursday, August 16th at 2:00 pm EDT. The speaker will be Dr. David Tarboton, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering in the Utah Water Research Laboratory at Utah State University. Dr. Tarboton is the PI of HydroShare, a current SGCI client . Title Advancing the capability for collaborative discovery through data and model sharing: The HydroShare example ...

TACC-2-BOINC Project

BOINC, an SGCI partner , has teamed up with TACC to bring its open-source software platform for volunteer computing and client-server architecture to researchers using TACC resources. The TACC-2-BOINC project aims to grow the promising mode of distributed computing offered by BOINC. The project team behind TACC-2-BOINC includes Thomas Johnson, a 2018 SGCI Summer intern. Johnson was also recently selected to participate in the Computing4Change competition at SC18.  More...

AGU Fall Meeting Session: Diversities of Online Collaborative Virtual Research Environments Available to Support the Earth, Space, and Environmental Sciences

The AGU Fall Meeting will be in Washington, D.C., December 10-14, 2018. SGCI's Sandra Gesing is co-chairing the session IN027: Diversities of Online Collaborative Virtual Research Environments Available to Support the Earth, Space, and Environmental Sciences. The description of the session is as follows: Virtual Research Environments (VREs) (aka Virtual Laboratories and Science Gateways) support online collaborative research across all areas of the Earth, space and...

SGCI Intern to Compete in Computing4Change Competition at SC18

Congratulations to Thomas Johnson, a student at Elizabeth City State University and SGCI intern, for being selected to compete in the inaugural Computing4Change competition! The competition will be co-located with SC18 in Dallas, TX November 11-16, 2018. There are 16 undergraduate students who will compete in Computing4Change, which aims to encourage students to compute for positive change in society. During the competition, students will work as part of a team to apply data...

2017 Community Survey and NSF Summit Reports Now Available

The 2017 Community Survey Report and 2017 NSF Summit Report are both now available. The Community Survey Report offers insight into the NSF science community’s cybersecurity programs, practices, challenges, and concerns by providing useful baseline benchmarking information. This year’s survey is significant for receiving responses from 15 of the 25 NSF Large Facilities, providing unique insight into the specific concerns and practices of Large Facilities....

Learning and Working Together: Research Software Organizations Around the World

Scott Henwood, Director of Research Software at CANARIE, recently wrote a blog post in which he provides an overview of three international organizations (in addition to their own) that are working to solve common problems relating to research software. The three organizations he discusses are the UK Software Sustainability Institute (SSI), the International Coalition on Science Gateways (ICSG), and us, the Science Gateways Community Institute (SGCI). Read the blog post to learn...

United States Research Software Sustainability Institute (URSSI) Conceptualization

The  United States Research Software Sustainability Institute ( URSSI ) is in the planning stages of a potential institute that will focus on software sustainability across all research areas. Some potential objectives for URSSI are to:   • Help research software projects grow, become sustainable, and develop a governance model • Provide developers with good practices • Track software impact and usage, which are difficult to measure and interpret • Help...

PEARC18: Science Gateway-Related Presentations

If you're going to PEARC18 (July 22-26, 2018), you'll have plenty of opportunities to engage with SGCI staff, partners, clients, and others working on science gateways. Here's a list of all science gateway-presentations to make the hunt easier for you. Please refer to the PEARC18 schedule for the most up-to-date details, including where presentations are located. We're also hosting a Hackathon in conjunction with PEARC18 for both undergraduate and graduate students, July...

CFP: 5th SC Workshop on Best Practices for HPC Training & Education (BPHTE18)

The Workshop on Best Practices for HPC Training and Education (BPHTE18) will be on Monday, November 12, 2018, 9:00 am - 5:30 pm. This workshop is being held in conjunction with SC18.   Submissions are welcome on challenges involved in developing and deploying HPC training and education and identifying new challenges and collaborative opportunities for the latest HPC platforms.  The BPHTE Workshop has been taking place since 2014 and has provided a global forum for...

FORCE11 Scholarly Communications Institute, July 20-Aug. 3, 2018

The FORCE11 Scholarly Communications Institute will take place July 30-August 3, 2018 at the University of California, San Diego. FORCE11 is a week-long summer training course that incorporates coursework, seminar participation, group activities, lectures, and hands-on training. Courses are taught by leading experts in scholarly communications. Participants have the opportunity to discuss the latest trends and to gain expertise in new technologies in research flow, new forms of publication,...