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Blue Waters Webinar: Cloud Resource Federation for Galaxy, Jan. 23, 2019

The National Center for Supercomputing Applications' (NCSA)  Blue Waters project  has announced three new webinar topics to launch 2019, focused on the cloud, open-source software, and scientific 3D visualization. The first webinar in the free series will be presented by Enis Afgan, Research Scientists at Johns Hopkins University, on January 23, 2019. Afgan was an SGCI client with this Galaxy CloudLaunch project.  Cloud Resource Federation for Galaxy Enis...

Science Node article "One-stop data shop" highlights the work of Bootcamp alumni

We recently reported that Carol Song of Purdue University and four co-PIs, including Jack Smith of Marshall University, were awarded a five-year, $4.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation. Both Song and Smith participated in SGCI’s  Science Gateways Bootcamps  while working on separate gateway projects. The grant will allow the team to build a “plug and play” platform, called GeoEDF, that will give researchers the ability to easily access and process geospatial...

CCoE Webinar January 28th at 11am ET: Securing Scientific Cyberinfrastructure: The ResearchSOC

**Updated Feb. 5, 2019: The webinar  recording and slides are now available.** Von Welch and colleagues are presenting the talk "Securing Scientific Cyberinfrastructure: The Research Security Operations Center (ResearchSOC)" on Monday, January 28th at 11 am (Eastern). The ResearchSOC is a new project that was  announced  last fall. You can  register here . Be sure to check spam/junk folder for the registration confirmation email. The research and...

PresQT Meeting January 28-29, 2019 at Notre Dame

The PresQT team encourages your attendance at the Q1 Partner Meeting 2019, especially if you have a project that could benefit from the tools they are developing or a platform that could interoperate with their services. In this meeting, they focus especially on use cases for a Preservation Quality Web Service, a Fixity Web Service and a Keyword Assignment Web Service. Date: January 28-29 (starting at noon on the 28th and finishing at 5pm on 29th) More info: ...

Request For Proposals: Exploring Clouds for Acceleration of Science (E-CAS), Internet2 and NSF partnership

Internet2 and the National Science Foundation (NSF) recently announced a partnership entitled  “Exploring Clouds for Acceleration of Science (E-CAS).” The ECAS project is intended to accelerate scientific discoveries by leveraging advancements and novel technologies in commercial cloud platforms such as Amazon Web Services and Google Cloud Platform to demonstrate their effectiveness in supporting a range of applications critical to growing academic and research computing and...

RDA 13th Plenary Meeting Call for Sessions

The 13th RDA Plenary meeting will take place in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, April 2-4, 2019. You can now apply for: Working Group  meetings : further the development of the working group recommendations Interest Group meetings : continue discussions and the creation of outputs, etc. Joint RDA group meetings : submit joint meeting applications to explore potential synergies with other groups Birds of a Feather (BoF) meetings : Is...

2019 NSF Cybersecurity Summit, Oct. 15-17

The 2019 NSF Cybersecurity Summit for Large Facilities and Cyberinfrastructure will take place October 15-17, 2019 in San Diego, CA. More information is forthcoming and will be provided by Trusted CI both on their blog and via their Twitter account (@TrustedCI).  Information on prior summits is available here .

Increasing the Use and Value of Earth Science Data and Information: Attend the January 2019 ESIP Winter Meeting

The  Earth Science Information Partners  (ESIP)  2019 Winter Meeting  (Jan. 15-17, 2019 in Bethesda, MD) will focus on the theme "Increasing the Use and Value of Earth Science Data and Information." The meeting will include a number of exciting plenary talks and breakout sessions centered around existing and emerging Earth science data topics.   SGCI will take part by leading a breakout session entitled, "Approaching Sustainability with Techniques from an...

Gateways 2018 Keynote Mercé Crosas featured in Science Node Article "A transparent Dataverse"

Mercè Crosas of the Dataverse Project, which is an open-source repository from  Harvard's Institute for Quantitative Social Sciences , has been featured in an article by Science Node. The interview with Crosas featured in the article (copied below) took place at the  Gateways 2018  conference in Austin, TX., where she gave one of the keynotes, " Addressing the next challenges in data sharing with Dataverse ."  A transparent Dataverse How eliminating false...

Smartphone app will help UT researchers study pregnancy

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded the University of Texas at Austin a $1.2 million Smart and Connected Health grant to help with research using smartphones to track the activity and behavior of 1,000 pregnant women in the Austin area.   SGCI will be providing consulting services to the project. Read this article to find out what the team of researchers and physicians from Dell Medical School's Department of Women's Health hopes to accomplish with the app.