Gateways help solve the mysteries of the universe. For example, Galaxy Zoo enlisted non-scientists to help categorize astronomical images, whereas LIGO (Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory) captures signals from distant universes. (Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech)

Answering your gateway questions with customized, expert support

Gateways share the common challenge of building a highly specialized product with a small development team. The creation of the SGCI was motivated by our conversations with gateway creators like you who said, “If only I could have talked to a software licensing expert” or “I wish I knew that someone had already figured out how to connect to this resource.” Rarely does a project have the resources or connections to staff their team with every type of expertise that they need.

The consulting services provided by SGCI are meant to fill the inevitable gaps between your desired outcome and the reality of your team’s experience, while building your own staff’s knowledge and abilities. To this end, we offer short-term and long-term engagements with our team members:

  • "Ask an expert" to get your "lightweight" questions answered through an hour, a day, or several days of readily available consulting help.
  • Hands-on development consultants can build a portion of your gateway, providing three to twelve months of support from a quarter-time staff developer.
  • Experts with knowledge about specialized topics relevant to the development of gateways and websites — from start to operations — are available for short-term consultations to provide

This is an opportunity to talk with people who have seen common needs and challenges across diverse domains and gateways.

Ready to work with us?

Learn how to request our services for current and future projects.

 

How to cite SGCI in publications

All clients are also encouraged to cite the SGCI in publications that result from the consultation using the following reference:

Lawrence, Katherine A., Michael Zentner, Nancy Wilkins‐Diehr, Julie A. Wernert, Marlon Pierce, Suresh Marru, and Scott Michael. "Science gateways today and tomorrow: positive perspectives of nearly 5000 members of the research community," Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience 27, No. 16 (2015): 4252-4268.