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)

Addressing software sustainability on your campus

Is your campus seeing an increasing number of research projects that include web-based applications? Does each group have to hire developers independently? 

This can be time consuming and inefficient, but there is a solution. Creating a central pool of expertise on your campus offers many benefits including: 

For a taste of what you can expect from a consultation or webinar, read this blog post by Sandra Gesing about her visit to Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. Learn how one university department is working toward developing a campus gateway group to ensure that science gateway projects on their campus can be served more effectively, efficiently, reliably, and economically. 

  • Great visibility for the institution’s research activities
  • Synergy between projects
  • Shared resources, costs, and expertise across departments
  • Expertise that is otherwise difficult for individual projects to obtain
  • Lower learning curves
  • Ability to retain top-quality research computing support by providing interesting projects

We can provide

  • Supplemental expertise where you don’t have it
  • Support for your journey to creating a campus-based development group
  • Ongoing advice based on the strategies of campuses who have successfully created their own groups

Submit an application to request a free consultation, webinar, or on-campus visit to start your path toward sustainable gateway development. If you have question about this program, email

Learn more about sustainability via on-campus groups by watching the presentation that Sandra made at the Gateways 2017 conference.

Download our Campus-based Gateway Development Groups flyer.