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)

Need to build your gateway beyond your team’s capacity?

Our team of hands-on consultants has experience with a wide range of programming languages and environments, gateway infrastructures, and tools for building gateways.

When you work with the Extended Developer Support service area, your own project team will have the benefit of

  • A knowledgeable developer who can help you adapt to new resources, technologies and users,
  • “Burst” development capacity when you need extra hands,
  • A well-defined work plan to clarify what to expect from our engagement with you,
  • Documentation of the work we’ve done for you,
  • An opportunity to co-author papers or posters for a conference in your field,* and
  • Strengthening your team’s software-engineering practices.

Look at our list of clients to get a better idea of the work we could do with you. 


How do I receive SGCI development support?

SGCI assists research teams with sophisticated web development, speeding access to unique resources. Pending a successful review, expert consultants in SGCI's team can be allocated to help the proposing team with gateway development. Consulting projects are very collaborative and the development team can expect to gain many of the skills needed to sustain the gateway. SGCI benefits by expanding its portfolio of successful projects, learning new techniques and technologies from each new project. Short-term consulting on specialty topics is also available.

Fill out our Consulting Services Request Form to receive support.


* Bonus: Limited funding is available to support travel to domain-based conferences to publicize gateway work created in collaboration with SGCI's consultants.

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