Inaugural World Data System International Technology Office (WDS-ITO) Data Prize

The World Data System is an interdisciplinary body of the International Science Council promoting universal and equitable access to quality-assured scientific data and associated services. The World Data System International Technology Office (WDS-ITO) is running a competition to highlight the use of WDS Regular and Network member data in Virtual Research Environments. 2 cash prizes of CAD $1,000 each will be awarded. In addition to the prize, they will...

2022 Better Scientific Software (BSSw) Fellowship Application Open on August 16

Deadline: September 30, 2021 Are you passionate about scientific software and interested in contributing powerful ideas, tools, and methodologies to benefit the broader community of scientific software developers and users? Consider applying for the Better Scientific Software (BSSw) Fellowship, which will welcome its fifth recipient class in early 2022.   At least three Fellows are selected annually based on a process that includes the proposal of a funded activity promoting better...

Resources, Training, and Events Regarding FAIR Principles

(From August EarthCube ECO News) FAIR For Research Software Working Group (FAIR4RS WG) is leading the research software community in the crucial step of agreeing on how to apply the FAIR principles to research software. With formal  community review  of the draft principles now completed, stay tuned for the release of the final FAIR principles for research software. The FAIR4RS WG is now starting to focus on or development of guidelines for implementation of the principles,...

Initial Findings of the 2021 Trusted CI Annual Challenge on Software Assurance

"Initial Findings of the 2021 Trusted CI Annual Challenge on Software Assurance is available here:  https://blog.trustedci.org/2021/08/initial-findings-of-2021-trusted-ci.html

Michigan State University and Trusted CI Collaborate to Raise Awareness of Cybersecurity Threats to the Research Community

From Trusted CI: Ransomware is a form of cybercrime that has  risen to the same level of concern as terrorism  by the U.S. Department of Justice. The United States  suffered more than 65,000 ransomware attacks  last year and  victims paid $350 million in ransom , with an unknown amount of collateral costs due to lost productivity. Historically, research organizations have been largely ignored by cybercriminals since they do not typically have data that is easily...

RDA Webinar: How to Make Software Fair

How to make software FAIR is in certain aspects heavily overlapping with the  FAIR data principles , in others unique definitions and practices are necessary. In this webinar, we want to focus on the basic differences between data and software, outputs of the RDA  FAIR4RS (FAIR for Research Software) working group , and the experiences within the Nordic Region. Learn more and register here . 

NIST on AI Trust, AI Risk Management Framework

The US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has a major initiative underway to develop an AI Risk Management Framework. You can read more about this, including information about an upcoming workshop and a request for information here . Responses to the RFI are due on August 19, 2021.

New Enhancements to WHISPers Made Possible by Partnership With SGCI

USGS recently reported on SGCI's collaboration with the WHISPers gateway. Enhancements made by our consultants include a more secure and streamlined registration process and a re-envisioned home page with an integrated search and an updated map display to show events by animal type (mammal, bird, amphibian, etc.). Read more about it here . 

SGCI Director Michael Zentner Contributes "The Role of Entrepreneurial-Style Management in Sustainability" to SIAM News Blog

SGCI's director, Michael Zentner, wrote a blog post for Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) news detailing his experiences with the Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS) and the role it can play in large research and infrastructure project sustainability. Read " The Role of Entrepreneurial-Style Management in Sustainability " here.

SGCI and RIOS Institute Will Offer Focus Week to Define Paths to Sustainability Centered On Equity and Inclusion

From the blog post, " Sustainability Challenges for Open Resources to promote an Equitable Undergraduate Biology Education (SCORE-UBE) ." Do you lead an organization, project, or professional development related to Open Education or STEM Education in higher ed? Need help improving your broader impacts and sustainability in a way that centers on justice and equity? Are you interested in tools and feedback to better reach your audience and communicate the value of your work? If so, join...

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