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UT Austin Team Working With SGCI Staff Release New Model Forecasting When States Likely to See Peak in COVID-19 Deaths

Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin have released a model that provides a daily estimate of fatalities from COVID-19 in the United States for the coming weeks. The model finds that the number of deaths almost certainly has not yet peaked and is not likely to peak in many states until after May 1, a finding that is in contrast to one of the most frequently cited models. The model was developed by several UT Austin researchers along with faculty and staff from the Texas...

Short Survey from Trustworthy Data Working Group: Scientific Data Security Concerns and Practices

The Trustworthy Data Working Group invites scientific researchers and the cyberinfrastructure professionals who support them to complete a short survey about scientific data security concerns and practices. The working group is a collaborative effort of Trusted CI, the four NSF Big Data Innovation Hubs, the NSF CI CoE Pilot, the Ostrom Workshop on Data Management and Information Governance, the NSF Engagement and Performance Operations Center (EPOC), the Indiana Geological and Water...

Trusted CI Blog: Transition to Practice Success Story, Part Two—How CILogon Powers Science Gateways

Read this blog post from Trusted CI to hear from SGCI EDS Director Marlon Pierce about how CILogon enables researchers to log on to cyberinfrastructure(CI). Pierce is also director of the  Cyberinfrastructure Integration Research Center  at Indiana University (formerly the Science Gateways Research Center) and leads distributed systems research into scalable cyberinfrastructure to support computational and data-driven science.

Science Needs Story: The ABT Framework "Course" With Randy Olson Starts April 20, 2020

Randy Olson, scientist-turned-filmmaker and author of "Houston, We Have A Narrative", developed a narrative structure called the And, But, Therefore (ABT) template. With this template, Olson is helping scientists go deeper with storytelling and developing more effective communications about their research. You can read more about Olson's work in this recent Science Node article . You can also view  Olson's keynote at Gateways 2019  to learn more about how his...

Submit to HICSS-54 Mini-Track "Software Survivability: Strategies for Long-Lasting and Usable Software" by July 15, 2020

HICSS-54, January 5-8, 2021 in Kauai, Hawaii, welcomes submissions to the  Software Survivability: Strategies for Long-Lasting and Usable Software  mini-track. This track is ideal for gateway developers and those developing software to support gateways. This track focuses on three concepts of usability, survivability and reproducibility to achieve long-lasting, easy to use software that accelerates science. Consequently, anticipated submissions are not limited...

Science Node article "Multiplying Science" features the late James Taylor, SGCI Steering Committee member and Gateways 2019 keynote

Multiplying science Tool-sharing platform for genomics analysis becomes so much more James Taylor , professor of biology and computer science at Johns Hopkins University, died on April 2, 2020. Taylor was a trailblazer in computational biology and genomics research and one of the original developers of the Galaxy platform for data analysis. Today, we're sharing our article about Taylor's work on Galaxy, and a portion of our interview with him last autumn at the...

XSEDE Joins HPC Consortium for COVID-19 Research

XSEDE and the XSEDE Resource Allocations System ( XRAS ) are contributing to the newly-announced COVID-19 HPC Consortium from  The White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy , a private/government/academic partnership that seeks to expedite applications for advanced computing research to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.   Researchers who are interested in conducting this timely work are asked to  submit research proposals to the COVID-19 Online...

Zooniverse Citizen Science Platform Available for COVID-19 Research

The Zooniverse citizen science platform could potentially be used as a tool by teams conducting research on COVID-19. The Zooniverse team is ready and eager to help and be useful in this difficult situation.  Zooniverse.org currently hosts over 100 active projects drawing nearly 2 million volunteers worldwide to help analyze data across a wide range of disciplines including cell biology, ecology, text transcription, space science and more. A “DIY” Project Builder makes it...

MyGeoHub FACT Fellowship for MS & Ph.D. Students

Solving the grand challenges posed by improving food and water security, in the face of growing population pressure, natural disasters, and climate change requires expert knowledge of science and engineering fundamentals as well as advanced data analytics and computational methods. Funded by the NSF, MyGeoHub's goal is to train students to analyze geoscience-related data, develop computational workflows, use high performance computing (HPC) for scientific simulations and publish digital...

Globus for COVID-19 Research

Globus can help you move and share data with collaborators. Effective immediately, Globus is offering access to all Globus features at no cost to every institution engaged in COVID-19 research. Things are moving fast and every second counts, so the Globus team is also available for 1-on-1 consultation to help users install, configure and use Globus right away.  Sign up for free access:  https://www.globus.org/covid-1 9 Contact the customer team:  outreach@globus.org