You are not alone!

Becoming a Gateway Ambassador includes a supportive community and materials available for your use.

Join Our Community

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!

Next, check out our resources below.


How to get started on your campus

  • 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)
    • Educators 
    • Administrators
    • 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.


Further Reading

Sometimes people will ask you about the impact of gateways. The following publications provide some quantitative evidence.

The Gateway Ambassadors Community Email Group

You'll be invited to join this email group after you fill out this form.