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2nd U.S. Research Software Sustainability Institute (URSSI) Workshop, Oct. 23-24, 2018

The second workshop for the U.S. Research Software Sustainability Institute (URSSI) conceptualization will take place October 23-24 in Chicago, IL. Similar to the  first workshop in Berkeley , the event will be mostly participant driven. In addition to a few keynotes and lightning talks, the agenda will mostly be open discussions about topics suggested by participants prior to and during the meeting. Learn more about the workshop and register to attend .

NSF Announces Third OAC Software Institute

The third National Science Foundation Office of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure (OAC) Software Institute has been announced. The first two are the Science Gateways Community Institute (SGCI) and the Molecular Sciences Software Institute (MolSSI) .  The new institute, which is called the Institute for Research and Innovation in Software for High-Energy Physics (IRIS-HEP), is a $25 million effort to tackle the unprecedented amount of data that will come from the High-Luminosity...

Apply for a One-on-One Engagement with Trusted CI for Early 2019

Trusted CI is accepting applications for one-on-one engagements to be executed in January - June 2019. Applications are due October 1, 2018. (Slots are limited and in demand, so this is a hard deadline!) Visit http://trustedci.org/application  to learn more about the process and criteria, and to complete the application form.   During Trusted CI's (formerly known as CTSC) first 5 years,  more than 24 one-on-one engagements  have been conducted with NSF-funded...

ESIP Call for Community Fellows Program—Applications due Oct. 5

ESIP Community Fellows are graduate students interested in bridging the gap between informatics and Earth Science. This fellowship provides students a chance to work closely with professionals in an interdisciplinary, cross-sector group (ESIP collaboration area) on current Earth Science problems. Community fellows become engaged in ESIP collaboration areas as rapporteurs, documenting group activities on monthly telecons and at ESIP’s semi-annual meetings (Summer/Winter). As fellows become...

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

Updated 8/21/18: A recording of this webinar is available on YouTube .  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...

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...