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  • Monday, November 30, 2020

SGCI - Virtual Gateway Focus Week

Looking to build a sustainability plan for your gateway? Planning to write your next funding proposal? Gateway Focus Week helps software and website projects get to the next level.

Event details

  • Date & time
    Monday, November 30, 2020
  • Location
    Nov 30 - Dec 10
    Mon-Thur online

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About this event



Virtual Gateway Focus Week is an intensive workshop that has been carefully designed to benefit teams who want to ensure the sustainability of their gateway projects. Science gateways, which are also commonly referred to as virtual labs, portals, virtual research environments, citizen science projects, eScience, etc., allow research communities to: 

  • Access shared data, software, computing services, instruments, and other resources

  • Collaborate with their community around a research topic or discipline

  • Provide training and education materials to a community

During the Focus Week workshop, teams engage in hands-on activities that help them articulate the value of their work to key stakeholders. Participating teams produce a strong development, operations, and sustainability plan with a corresponding pitch deck that includes actionable goals. By working closely across teams, participants have the opportunity to learn from each other’s experiences and challenges. Teams also learn how to access consultations, engagement opportunities, and other resources from the SGCI.

Focus Week is offered twice per year and is subsidized by the National Science Foundation. This allows you to attend what would otherwise be a $2,500 per team event at no cost

You’ll leave Focus Week with a flexible toolkit that you can use as your project continues to mature.

Here is a small sampling of the topics we’ll cover (and here are the Focus Week instructors):

  • Value Proposition
    Identify the primary value that your project brings to its users and community.

  • Understanding Your Audience & Key Stakeholders
    Explore and assess your audiences and stakeholders to better engage them.

Click on the registration button to view the agenda and prerequisites.

XSEDE, the Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment, is the most advanced, powerful, and robust collection of integrated digital resources and services in the world. It is a single virtual system that scientists and researchers can use to interactively share computing resources, data, and expertise. XSEDE integrates the resources and services, makes them easier to use, and helps more people use them.

Several projects and systems at Indiana University are XSEDE service providers, including Jetstream, National Center for Genome Analysis Support, and the Science Gateways Community Institute.

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