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PEARC20’s theme is “Catch the Wave.” This year’s theme embodies the spirit of the community’s drive to stay on pace and in front of all the new waves in technology, analytics, and a globally connected and diverse workforce. We look forward to this year’s PEARC20 virtual meeting, where we can share scientific discovery and craft the future infrastructure.

The conference will be held in Pacific Time (PT) and the times listed below are in Pacific Time.

The connection information for all PEARC20 workshops, tutorials, plenaries, track presentations, BOFs, Posters, Visualization Showcase, and other affiliated events, are in the PEARC20 virtual conference platform, Brella. If you have issues joining Brella, please email pearcinfo@googlegroups.com.
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Thursday, July 30 • 3:35pm - 3:50pm
Preparing EPSCoR institutions for Research Computing and Data Capabilities Model engagement

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This Birds of a Feather (BoF) group session is aligned with other PEARC20 workshops and sessions associated with the Research Computing and Data (RCD) Capabilities Model. This model allows institutions to assess their support for computationally- and data-intensive research, to identify potential areas for improvement, and to understand how the broader community views RCD support. Application of this model within National Science Foundation Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (NSF-EPSCoR) jurisdictions presents a set of potential challenges beyond typical expectations of model engagement and response quality. Institutions classified as NSF-EPSCoR-eligible are typically underfunded for research infrastructure and very often have minimal organized cyberinfrastructure support. As a result of this, participation in the RCD Capabilities Model assessment survey is likely to require additional preparation and outside assistance to ensure adequate survey engagement by institutional research and administrative personnel. This BoF, which is designed to kick off a series of EPSCoR-focused engagement events that will culminate in a full PEARC21 workshop, brings together RCD survey authors and research technology support personnel from NSF-EPSCoR institutions to review ongoing challenges, discuss current survey efforts, and provide feedback to the Model development process. Non-EPSCoR institutions with interest in the survey are welcome to participate.

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Gwen Jacobs

University of Hawaii
Gwen Jacobs serves as the Director of Cyberinfrastructure for the University of Hawaii System.  She also serves as the Director and PI of Hawaii EPSCoR and as the Co-Chair of the NSF Advisory Council for Cyberinfrastructure.  She is a computational neuroscientist by training with... Read More →

Thursday July 30, 2020 3:35pm - 3:50pm PDT