Virtual Residency 2019 Summer Workshop on Introductory/Intermediate Research Computing Facilitation

The Virtual Residency 2019 Summer Workshop on Introductory/Intermediate Research Computing Facilitation will be Sunday, June 2, 2019 (dinnertime) through Friday, June 7, 2019 (dinnertime) on the University of Oklahoma Norman campus.  Participants can choose to attend onsite or remotely via video conferencing. There is no prerequisite other than an interest in helping researchers with their computing-intensive/data-intensive research.  Register here: ...

HICSS-53 Call for Participation

HICSS, the longest standing scientific conference in the information systems and technology field, has opened their call for participation for HICSS-53, which will take place January 7-10, 2020.  Important deadlines: February 12, 2019: Submission Deadline for Minitrack Proposal February 28, 2019: Deadline for Symposium, Workshop, and Tutorial Proposals More information about HICSS-53 can be found here. 

Citizen Scientists on Zooniverse Project "Exoplanet Explorers" Help Find New World

By Nayiri Mullinix "This discovery of a planet in the habitable zone of its star is so exciting for the Zooniverse and our volunteers. It was made possible by the efforts of volunteers on Exoplanet Explorers, the project that has followed on from the success of the original Zooniverse planet-finding project, Planet Hunters." Grant Miller, Zooniverse Community Manager Scientists needed one final piece of evidence to declare K2-288Bb a new planet, and they recently got that...

Call for Volunteers for PEARC19

The PEARC19 Technical Program Committee is looking for help with creating the program for the  PEARC19 conference . (See the call for participation at  https://www.pearc19.pearc.org/ call-for-participation .) The committee is looking for assistance in a number of areas: Chairs or co-chairs for the technical tracks listed in the CFP, who will be responsible for oversight of the review process for technical papers and panels in each track, as well as organizing accepted...

Blue Waters Webinar: Cloud Resource Federation for Galaxy, Jan. 23, 2019

The National Center for Supercomputing Applications' (NCSA)  Blue Waters project  has announced three new webinar topics to launch 2019, focused on the cloud, open-source software, and scientific 3D visualization. The first webinar in the free series will be presented by Enis Afgan, Research Scientists at Johns Hopkins University, on January 23, 2019. Afgan was an SGCI client with this Galaxy CloudLaunch project.  Cloud Resource Federation for Galaxy Enis...

Science Node article "One-stop data shop" highlights the work of Bootcamp alumni

We recently reported that Carol Song of Purdue University and four co-PIs, including Jack Smith of Marshall University, were awarded a five-year, $4.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation. Both Song and Smith participated in SGCI’s  Science Gateways Bootcamps  while working on separate gateway projects. The grant will allow the team to build a “plug and play” platform, called GeoEDF, that will give researchers the ability to easily access and process geospatial...

CCoE Webinar January 28th at 11am ET: Securing Scientific Cyberinfrastructure: The ResearchSOC

**Updated Feb. 5, 2019: The webinar  recording and slides are now available.** Von Welch and colleagues are presenting the talk "Securing Scientific Cyberinfrastructure: The Research Security Operations Center (ResearchSOC)" on Monday, January 28th at 11 am (Eastern). The ResearchSOC is a new project that was  announced  last fall. You can  register here . Be sure to check spam/junk folder for the registration confirmation email. The research and...

PresQT Meeting January 28-29, 2019 at Notre Dame

The PresQT team encourages your attendance at the Q1 Partner Meeting 2019, especially if you have a project that could benefit from the tools they are developing or a platform that could interoperate with their services. In this meeting, they focus especially on use cases for a Preservation Quality Web Service, a Fixity Web Service and a Keyword Assignment Web Service. Date: January 28-29 (starting at noon on the 28th and finishing at 5pm on 29th) More info: ...

Request For Proposals: Exploring Clouds for Acceleration of Science (E-CAS), Internet2 and NSF partnership

Internet2 and the National Science Foundation (NSF) recently announced a partnership entitled  “Exploring Clouds for Acceleration of Science (E-CAS).” The ECAS project is intended to accelerate scientific discoveries by leveraging advancements and novel technologies in commercial cloud platforms such as Amazon Web Services and Google Cloud Platform to demonstrate their effectiveness in supporting a range of applications critical to growing academic and research computing and...

RDA 13th Plenary Meeting Call for Sessions

The 13th RDA Plenary meeting will take place in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, April 2-4, 2019. You can now apply for: Working Group  meetings : further the development of the working group recommendations Interest Group meetings : continue discussions and the creation of outputs, etc. Joint RDA group meetings : submit joint meeting applications to explore potential synergies with other groups Birds of a Feather (BoF) meetings : Is...

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