SGCI webinars bring together community members across the globe.

Webinar: Starfish—Taking the Meh Out of Metadata

April 14, 2021

Presented by Jacob Farmer, Founder and Chief Evangelist, and Peter Galvin, Principal Solutions Architect and GUI Product Manager, Starfish Storage

Starfish is the most sophisticated platform for unstructured data management. It gives all the stakeholders—management, storage administrators, content creators, and content curators—visibility to a rich array of both current and historical file information. In this session, we will explore how...

Webinar: Simplifying Cloud HPC Integration for Gateways

March 10, 2021

Presented by Boyd Wilson, Executive & Architect, CloudyCluster Team

Transitioning high-performance computing (HPC) workloads and data to various sites is a longstanding tradition and challenge in the scientific software and gateway developer communities. Recently more institutions are looking at the ability to integrate cloud for HPC. During this session, we would like to explore ideas and options of integrating cloud for gateways and HPC workloads. ...

Webinar: PresQT—How to achieve FAIRness in your gateway

February 10, 2021

Presented by Sandra Gesing, Associate Research Professor, Notre Dame, and SGCI Team Member

The wide uptake of the concept FAIR (Findability, Accessibility, Interoperability, and Reuse) in academia reflects the importance of sharing data and software for research and teaching. While the concept is widely used, metrics and tests to measure FAIRness are mostly still works in progress. The project PresQT (Preservation Quality Tool) serves as a boilerplate...

Webinar: SeedMeLab data platform for research groups and science gateways

January 13, 2021

Presented by Amit Chourasia, Project Director, SeedMeLab, San Diego Supercomputer Center

SeedMeLab is a cloud service for teams struggling with intractable data organization and data access that disrupts productivity, ensues email-attachment deluge, obscures discovery, and perpetuates poor knowledge retention. Unlike other file sharing services; SeedMeLab is an elegant approach that imparts balance to data organization and sharing with an ability to add...

Webinar: Sales & Marketing for Science Gateways

December 9, 2020

Presented by Juliana Casavan and Nancy Maron, Gateway Focus Week Lead Instructors

When you launched your gateway, you were likely focused on solving complex computational problems or exploring how your gateway will improve science. One of the last things on your mind was likely, "how can I promote my gateway?" This 90-minute hands-on session will take you through sales and marketing approaches for science gateways. During this webinar, you will...

Webinar: Providing Accessibility in Your Gateway—Key Elements of Proving a Gateway Is Usable by All

November 11, 2020

Presented by Hiram Kuykendall, Chief Technology Officer, Microassist

Gateways are often funded by government agencies that are required to provide accessible products for their communities. Software, particularly open-source products, don't have the strict reviews associated with procurement processes, so accessibility may not even be on the radar of gateway creators. The increase of Office of Civil Rights complaints and COVID-19...

Webinar: Guidance and Survey Results from the Trustworthy Data Working Group

October 7, 2020

Presented by Jim Basney, Senior Research Scientist, NCSA

In April and May, the Trustworthy Data Working Group ( conducted a survey of the scientific community about data security concerns and practices. 111 participants completed the survey from a wide range of positions and roles within their organizations and projects. The working group published an analysis of the survey results in June...

Webinar: Automating Research Data Management at Scale with Globus

September 9, 2020

Presented by Vas Vasiliadis and Greg Nawrocki, University of Chicago - Globus Team members

Research computing facilities, such as the national supercomputing centers, and shared instruments, such as cryo electron microscopes and advanced light sources, are generating large volumes of data daily. These growing data volumes make it challenging for researchers to perform what should be mundane tasks: move data reliably, describe data for subsequent...

Webinar: The CIPRES Workbench Framework: A Platform for Creating Science Gateways

August 12, 2020

Presented by Mark Miller, Principal Investigator, San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC)

Part six of a series of webinars providing an introduction to a variety of gateway platforms that can be used for building new gateways.

The CIPRES Workbench Framework (CWF) is an open source software framework for creating new science gateways with minimal overhead. It can be deployed on a modest server and can be configured to submit command-line...

Webinar: Supercomputing. Seamlessly. Interactive computing via Open OnDemand. Everywhere.

July 8, 2020

Presented by Alan Chalker, Director of Strategic Platforms, Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC)

Part five of a series of webinars providing an introduction to a variety of gateway platforms that can be used for building new gateways.

Open OnDemand (OOD) can help lower the barrier to entry and ease access to computing resources for both new and existing users of HPC, big data, and analytics. OOD is an NSF-funded open-source HPC portal whose goal is to...