SGCI webinars bring together community members across the globe.

Our monthly webinars highlight examples of gateways, tools, and best practices.

SGCI hosts a webinar series on the second Wednesday of each month at 1 pm Eastern/10 am Pacific (1 hour long). We feature a rotating selection of topics including tool and technology demos, best practices, and gateway showcases. These webinars are recorded for future viewing and are posted in our archive.

We announce each webinar several weeks ahead through our newsletter and on this website.

Webinars will be at the same connection coordinates for future months so that you can add the series to your calendar.

Webinar Archive

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DataONE: Data Partner for Science Communities

Wednesday, April 10, 2019, at 1 pm Eastern/10 am Pacific

Presented by

  • Robert J. Sandusky, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Information Technology & Associate Professor, University Library, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Amber E. Budden, Ph.D., DataONE Co-PI and Director for Community Engagement & Outreach, Arctic Data Center Co-PI, Senior Research Fellow at the National Center for Ecological Analysis & Synthesis
  • Karl Benedict, Ph.D., Director at Research Data Services, Associate Professor at College of University Libraries & Learning Sciences, University of New Mexico

DataONE federates more than 45 independent scientific data repositories from six continents providing access and discovery, preservation, data provenance, metadata quality services, data citations, data science training, and more. This webinar will provide an overview of existing capabilities and services currently in development to support a wide range of scientific communities and data formats.

DataONE was funded in 2009 by the National Science Foundation to provide solutions for long-term access and preservation of data generated by other projects and conduct a broad education and outreach campaign to transform scientific practice. DataONE is a global leader in research data infrastructure development, research, and education.

Usability 2.0: More Best Practices for Gateways

Wednesday, May 8, 2019, at 1 pm Eastern/10 am Pacific

Presented by Paul Parsons, SGCI Staff and Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Graphics Technology, Purdue University

The abstract for this webinar is forthcoming.

Web Metrics

Wednesday, June 12, 2019, at 1 pm Eastern/10 am Pacific

Presented by Shari Thurow, Founder and SEO Director, Omni Marketing Interactive

The abstract for this webinar is forthcoming.

Intro to Kubernetes

Wednesday, July 10, 2019, at 1 pm Eastern/10 am Pacific

Presented by Bob Killen, Research Cloud Administrator, University of Michigan, and Jeff Sica, Research Database Administrator, University of Michigan

The abstract for this webinar is forthcoming.

Developer Community Building 101

Wednesday, August 14, 2019, at 1 pm Eastern/10 am Pacific

Presented by Sarah-Jane Morris, Founder, Listen Community Consulting

The abstract for this webinar is forthcoming.