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Apply Now for Engagement with Center for Trustworthy Scientific Cyberinfrastructure (CTSC)

The Center for Trustworthty Scientific Cyberinfrastructure (CTSC) is accepting applications for one-on-one engagements to be executed in July - December 2018. Applications are due April 6, 2018 . Slots are limited and in demand, so this is a hard deadline. To learn more about the process and criteria, and to complete the application form, visit the CTSC website: http://trustedci.org/ application CTSC supports a variety of engagement types including: assistance...

The 11th IEEE International Scalable Computing Challenge (SCALE 2018)

The objective of the 11th IEEE International Scalable Computing Challenge (SCALE 2018)  contest is on end­-to-­end problem solving using concepts, technologies, and architectures (including Clusters, Grids, and Clouds) that facilitate scaling. Participants in the challenge will be expected to identify significant current real-­world problems where scalable computing techniques can be effectively used, and design, implement, evaluate, and demonstrate solutions. SCALE...

Economic and Research Impact of Nectar Virtual Labs

Nectar Virtual Laboratories (VLs) provide digital interfaces, tools, and data to online research communities in Australia. According to a new report by academics at Victoria University, Nectar's work is generating a return on investment of up to 138 times their cost. Learn more about the study and outcomes of the report here . The full report, written by the Victoria Institute of Strategic Economic Studies for the National eResearch Collaboration Tools and Resources (Nectar) project can...

Free American Chemical Society (ACS) Workshop on Science Gateways

Register now to attend the free ACS Workshop on Science Gateways.

Modern Research Data Portal Collaboration with Globus, ESnet, and Argonne

The Department of Energy's Energy Sciences Network (ESnet) collaborated with the Globus team and Argonne National Laboratory to make the sharing of data faster, more reliable, and more secure for science gateways. Read the story in this article from Phys.org .     

2018 Summer Institute in Computational Social Science

The Russell Sage Foundation will sponsor the Summer Institute in Computational Social Science at Duke University June 17-June 30, 2018. The purpose of the Summer Institute is to bring together graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and beginning faculty interested in computational social science. The Summer Institute is for both social scientists (broadly conceived) and data scientists (broadly conceived).  The instructional program will involve lectures, group problem...

NSF Program Solicitation: Cyberinfrastructure for Sustained Scientific Innovation (CSSI): Data and Software — Elements and Frameworks

NSF has issued the Cyberinfrastructure for Sustained Scientific Innovation (CSSI): Data and Software — Elements and Frameworks ( CSSI; NSF 18-531 ) program solicitation. One or more webinars discussing and answering questions about the CSSI program will be held; dates for these webinars will be announced shortly. Please see the  OAC website  and  contacts listing  for additional information, including future funding opportunities. Prospective CSSI principal...

HPC Research Experience for Undergraduates 2018 at South Dakota State University

A Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) will be offered at South Dakota State University in Brookings, South Dakota. The program will run from May 29, 2018-August 3, 2018. Participants will engage in an intensive ten-week program of High-Performance Computing (HPC) and data analysis research in the following areas: Computational and Applied Mathematics & Statistics Engineering and Technology Biological Sciences Student participants will actively engage in...

RDA 11th Plenary Meeting Registration Open

The 11th RDA Plenary Meeting will take place March 21-23, 2018 in Berlin, Germany. The theme for the meeting is "From Data to Knowledge." The Plenary meeting welcomes the participation of all data scientists, experts, and practictioners engaged in the advancement of data-driven science and economy. More information about the meeting can be found here . Registration is open . Early Bird rates are available through February 9, 2018. Regular registration will be open through March 20,...

Hacking and Making at Time-Bounded Events CHI 2018 Workshop

Hacking and Making at Time-Bounded Events: Current Trends and Next Steps in Research and Event Design is a one-day workshop for researchers who are studying Hackathons, experienced event organizers, and participants interested in running their own events. The workshop will be on April 22, 2018, in Montreal, Canada, in conjunction with CHI 2018 - Engage with CHI: The ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , which will take place April 21-26, 2018. SGCI's Nancy...