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)

 

Comprehensive Gateway Consulting Services are carefully designed to support your gateway's development, whether you're starting from scratch or refining an already existing product. 

Proposal Development Consulting

SGCI will work with you as part of your proposal team to develop highly competitive federal grant proposals. Our leadership team has significant experience in both leading and supporting a wide range of federal grant proposals. We will work with you to adapt SGCI's core consulting services outlined below to your proposal concepts and will advise on all aspects of the proposal development and submission process. 

Proposal development consultations are offered free of charge, and you may apply at any time. Email help@sciencegateways.org to get started.

 

Comprehensive Design, Development, and Sustainability Consulting

Submit the Consulting Services Request Form to receive support.

SGCI provides comprehensive consulting engagements that will help you create a new science gateway or make a significant upgrade to your existing science gateway at a fraction of the cost of doing it on your own. Our consultations have demonstrated an acceleration of over 7x for client projects. See how we've helped gateway projects achieve their goals.

Our team consists of experts in all areas of gateway development, operations, and sustainability. We can provide services in each of these areas in the amounts you need to successfully execute your project, without you having to staff full-time personnel, in each of these areas:

  • Embedded Technical Support: Our experienced developers will work with your team to implement your technical enhancements, including user interface designs and middleware. 
    • Typical engagement: There is no typical engagement, we have done projects as short as 6 months and as long as five years depending on the needs of the project. 
  • User experience design: Our designers will work with you to develop user-centered designs for how your community will use your gateway. 
    • Typical engagement: 2-3 months
  • Usability: Our usability specialists will conduct usability studies on your gateway and make recommendations to improve user interactions.
    • Typical engagement: 2-3 months
  • Graphic Design: Our designers will work with you to create new logos and branding for your gateway
    • Typical engagement: 1 month
  • Cybersecurity: In partnership with Trusted CI, we can provide cybersecurity consultants that will analyze your gateway to identify areas of security improvement. 
    • Typical engagement: 2-3 months
  • Sustainability: Our experts will provide you, as part of a cohort of gateways, with an intensive course on sustaining your gateway. 
    • 1-week mini-course, plus follow-ups
  • Marketing & Outreach: Our experts will help you develop strategic outreach strategies and campaigns to grow your user base and keep them engaged and interested in what you offer.
    • Typical engagement: 1 month

SGCI services are available on a contract or sub-award basis. Submit the SGCI Services Request Form to start a discussion about how we can structure consultations that will accelerate your efforts. 

 

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