Data Management Plans Online, a project briefing session presented by UCLA’s Todd Grappone and Patricia Cruse from the California Digital Library:
I’m resending this, with a correction to the URL and a few other minor updates [Original posting has been removed -CNI News Editor].
Apologies. Clifford Lynch
National Science Foundation Funded Workshop on “Research Data Lifecycle Management” July 18 – July 20 2011 at
Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
We are pleased to announce the NSF funded Workshop on “Research Data Lifecycle Management”.
The objective of this workshop is to bring together researchers, campus Information Technology (IT) leaders, and library/archive specialists to discuss the topic of data lifecycle management specifically as it relates to computational science and engineering research data. This discussion will result in a common understanding of best practices and funding models for selecting, storing, describing, and preserving these digital data. The workshop will also help to cultivate partnerships between these communities to foster continued developments in the preservation and sharing of research data.
We now seek applications for participation and submissions of position papers for the workshop. In order to apply, please go to http://rcs.columbia.edu/rdlm and follow the links to register. The deadline for applications is June 20, 2011, but we will review and accept applications on a rolling basis.
Paper submission and registration deadline: June 20,2011 (but accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis) Hotel registration date: June 20, 2011
Workshop dates: July 18 – 20, 2011
This workshop will bring together thought leaders on the topic of Research Data Lifecycle Management, including researchers, librarians, archivists, and IT professionals. Through the workshop program, attendees will be able to participate in the development of a data lifecycle management framework. By drawing together this diverse group of specialists, the workshop will be able to leverage the progress made to date by the digital curation, preservation and open repositories communities. The workshop will also promote the needed interaction, collaboration, and information sharing among diverse institutions and groups involved in High Performance Computing (HPC), research computing, IT, libraries, and archives. The goal is to develop a combination of policy and financial frameworks that ensures maintenance of important data over time scales longer than the career of any individual investigator.
On-site participation will be limited to a total of seventy-five leaders with balanced representation from the following areas: researchers who use computational resources to produce and access data sets; IT professionals involved in research computing support; and librarians/archivists who manage this type of data. In addition, video-conferencing will be used to reach a much broader range of off-site participants. We hope to engage a diverse population of researchers and professionals involved in research data lifecycle management to represent varying perspectives and differing institutions in the conversation.
We strongly encourage submission of position papers from people involved in the production, use, and management of data used in research computing. The papers will help to gather input from a broad community to seed the conversations at the workshop. The papers will also be used in the process to select individuals to participate on-site in the workshop. Position papers should be no longer than 3 pages, and can be submitted as described on the registration website any time from now through June 20, 2011, 5 pm EDT. Selection for participating on-site will be decided by a review panel on a rolling basis. Applicants will be invited to participate on-site within two weeks of successful receipt of a position paper, or by June 20, 2011 if not submitting a position paper.
This NSF funded workshop is a collaboration between the Coalition for Academic Scientific Computation (CASC) and the EDUCAUSE ACTI Campus Cyberinfrastructure Group, and will be hosted at Princeton University in Princeton, NJ, Monday, July 18 – Wednesday, July 20. The workshop will include an informal reception at the Prospect House, Princeton University’s faculty/staff club on Monday, July 18 at 6 pm. It will also include a dinner at Rats, a restaurant on the Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton, NJ on Tuesday, July 19 at 5:30 pm.
The findings of the workshop will be described in a report written by the organizing committee and an invited group of participants. The report will be submitted to EDUCAUSE for publication and posted on the CASC website.
Please feel free to contact member of the organizing committee by email if you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions.
Curt Hillegas, Ph.D. – Chair
Director of Research Computing, Princeton University
Rajendra (Raj) Bose, Ph.D.
Manager, Research Computing Services, Columbia University
Kerstin Lehnert, Ph.D.
Senior Research Scientist, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University firstname.lastname@example.org
Clifford Lynch, Ph.D.
Executive Director, Coalition for Networked Information
Senior Director Emerging Technologies and Communications, IT Services, University of Chicago email@example.com
The final versions of the six reports from the task forces established by the NSF Advisory Committee for Cyberinfrastructure are now available. I’ve shared earlier pointers to drafts of a couple of these, but this page points to the final, “official” versions. The reports are here:
From the introductory material on the page:
In 2009 the NSF-wide Advisory Committee for Cyberinfrastucture (ACCI) established six task forces to investigate long term cyberinfrastructure issues:
* Campus Bridging
* Cyberlearning and Workforce Development
* Data and Visualization
* Grand Challenges
* High Performance Computing
* Software for Science and Engineering
These task forces were each led by ACCI members and their membership included a cross section of members from both academic and industrial communities. Over a two year period the task forces gathered broad community input via open workshops and meetings, solicitation of white papers, and other outreach efforts. Each task force subsequently discussed and generated a final report containing recommendations and ideas for advancing cyberinfrastructure in support of NSF research.
The recommendations of each task force were discussed in depth during the December 2010 ACCI meeting, and the final reports were approved by the ACCI on April 1st 2011.
Disclosure: I was a member of the Campus Bridging Task Force, and also contributed to the report on Data and Visualization.
The draft report of the Task Force on Campus Bridging, established by the NSF’s Advisory Committee on Cyberinfrastucture in early 2009, is now available for review and comment. This is a substantial report that looks carefully at the interconnections between campus strategies and investments on one side, and national scale initiatives on the other. I’ve attached the announcement from the Task Force chair below, which provides more detail on the report and ways to submit comments.
Disclosure: I’ve been privileged to be able to serve on this Task Force.
To members of the US science and engineering research community generally, and the cyberinfrastructure community in particular,
In early 2009 National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Advisory Committee on Cyberinfrastructure (ACCI) charged six different task forces to make strategic recommendations to the NSF in strategic areas of cyberinfrastructure: Campus Bridging; Data; Grand Challenges and Virtual Organizations; High Performance Computing; Software and Tools; and Work Force Development.
A draft report of the Task Force on Campus Bridging is available for reading and for comment at http://pti.iu.edu/campusbridging/
You may comment on this document in one of three ways:
-Write a paper in response to this document that is posted pubicly on this web site
-Make a short comment that goes to the Task Force on Campus Bridging via surveymonkey either with attribution or anonymously.
We will finalize the document on 16 March, so please submit comments before then if you want them considered as the document is finalized. We will leave the opportunity to make comments open until the end of March. All comments sent via SurveyMonkey will be made available to the NSF.
A bit more about campus briding:
The creation of the NSF ACCI Task Force on Campus Bridging was a starting point led to a variety of efforts to collect community input on the topic of campus bridging. The web site http://pti.iu.edu/campusbridging/ brings together information gathered through several activities related to the general theme of Campus Bridging.
In order to define and specify its area of concern, we offer the following two definitions:
Cyberinfrastructure consists of computational systems, data and information management, advanced instruments, visualization environments, and people, all linked together by software and advanced networks to improve scholarly productivity and enable knowledge breakthroughs and discoveries not otherwise possible. [From the EDUCAUSE and CASC (Coalition for Academic Scientific Computing) joint report on campus cyberinfrastructure, “Developing a Coherent Cyberinfrastructure from Local Campus to National Facilities”.]
Campus bridging is the seamlessly integrated use of cyberinfrastructure operated by a scientist or engineer with other cyberinfrastructure on the scientist’s campus, at other campuses, and at the regional, national, and international levels as if they were proximate to the scientist, and when working within the context of a Virtual Organization (VO) make the ‘virtual’ aspect of the organization irrelevant (or helpful) to the work of the VO.
There have been significant opportunities for community input into the creation of this report over the last two years. This is the first opportunity to see a full draft of the overall task force report, and will be the last opportunity for the community to comment upon it and help the Task Force improve it before it is submitted for consideration to the NSF ACCI.
Craig A. Stewart, Ph.D.
Chair, NSF ACCI Task Force on Campus Briding
Executive Director, Pervasive Technology Institute
Associate Dean, Research Technologies
Last fall, the Social, Behavioral and Economic Directorate of the US National Science Foundation issued a call to the community for papers describing opportunities for new research in the 2020 time frame as a way of informing NSF’s development of new research programs. We had a session at the December 2010 CNI meeting where NSF provided some initial summaries of themes from these papers.
The papers have been available for a few weeks at the NSF site, but I waited to announce them here until the summary file of all abstracts was available; there are a large number of papers and they are difficult to scan without such a file. There are some fascinating papers here.
The links to the papers and the summary file are at