You are not alone!
Becoming a Gateway Ambassador includes a supportive community and materials available for your use.
- Join our community
- Explore resources
It is as easy as 1, 2, 3...
- Fill out this form so that we know you're interested. We will send you a starter kit with some goodies! The first 30 people to sign up will be entered into a drawing to receive a special, limited-edition SGCI lunch kit!
- Subscribe to the Gateway Ambassadors Google Group. This is where members share news and information, post questions, or talk about their experiences. We will also post announcements about upcoming virtual meetings or other relevant events. Visit https://groups.google.com/d/forum/gatewayambassadors, or jump down this page to sign up.
- Check out our resources below.
- Identify who has gateway expertise on your campus. This may include:
- Software developers
- Research software engineers
- Research computing staff
- Usability specialists
- Digital librarians
- Data scientists
- Business or technology transfer specialists
- Communications and marketing staff
- Reach out to potential creators, supporters, or users of gateways on your campus.
- Researchers (faculty, postdocs, PhD students)
- Information technology staff
- Create a local email list of people on your campus who want to connect on the topic of gateways, both those with expertise and those who need help or want to learn more. Once you have identified enough people...
- Schedule a presentation to talk about gateways with your colleagues. Our PowerPoint slide deck below gives you a selection of mix-and-match slides about gateways, with sets of slides geared to different audiences. This presentation could be:
- A "Lunch and Learn" about some topic that would be useful to those creating or supporting gateways. This is a great opportunity to have various experts on your campus talk about what they do and how it could support gateways.
- An introduction to how gateways have been used in specific fields
- A demo of a specific gateway. Use the Gateways Catalog to find a gateway on your campus or software that might be relevant to your colleagues.
- PowerPoint Slide Deck: Giving a presentation about gateways or your work? Pick and choose from these slides (the latest version is maintained in this folder), which can be tailored to different audiences. (Note: This deck is periodically updated as a work in progress. If there is a topic area missing that you would like to include, contact us to help you develop some slides. We also welcome questions and feedback on the existing slides!)
- For your campus: Use this flyer to promote activities and opportunities on your own campus. It is a PowerPoint file that can be updated to include your own logo and contact information then printed on letter-size paper (or saved as a PDF).
- SGCI's services and resources in general: Bring copies of this 2-sided flyer to your presentations in case someone might want to investigate our free or low-cost services.
- To recruit other Gateway Ambassadors: Know other people on your campus or elsewhere who would be great Gateway Ambassadors? Give them this flyer to encourage them to join!
- Campus-based Gateway Development Groups: Learn why some campuses decide to create an entire group of gateway development specialists. Here's a flyer you can share with others.
Sometimes people will ask you about the impact of gateways. The following publications provide some quantitative evidence.
- Estimating the Value and Impact of Nectar Virtual Laboratories
- The global impact of science gateways, virtual research environments, and virtual laboratories
To become a member, visit the Gateway Ambassadors Google Group directly or click the "Apply for membership" link below.