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7th National Data Service Consortium Workshop (Co-located with GlobusWorld 2017)

Scientific Data Platforms: from Silos to Ecosystems

  • April 13–14, 2017
  • Chicago, Illinois

This is the seventh in our series of workshops aimed at building a national infrastructure for sharing, publishing, and re-using data. The NDS is an emerging vision for how scientists and researchers across all disciplines can find, reuse, and publish data. It builds on the archiving and sharing efforts already underway within specific communities and institutions and links them together with a common set of tools designed around search, publish, link and reuse capabilities. The NDS is a synergistic activity to the Research Data Alliance (RDA) and strives to provide infrastructure and software implementations, especially for RDA pilots. 

Venue: Hotel Allegro , a boutique hotel in the heart of downtown Chicago. 

  • Specification of value propositions for data service providers as potential goals for the National Data Service.
  • Identify areas a national data service can bridge between missing or nascent areas of a data ecosystem.
  • Identification of synergies and support models between NDS and ecosystem component providers.
  • Identification targeted data services relevant to moving away from siloed systems with potential for development with NDS resources and additional support.

The 7th National Data Service (NDS) Consortium Workshop and GlobusWorld 2017 are soliciting poster submissions to be presented at a joint session of the co-located NDS/GlobusWorld workshops, Chicago, April 12, 2017.

We encourage submissions of posters by researchers, developers, administrators, and cyberinfrastructure providers. Topics related to either workshop are within scope with areas of particular interest including data management, scientific data platforms, research applications, research services, and the development of ecosystems.

Submission due date: April 7, 2017 (submissions will be reviewed for relevance as they are submitted).

For more information and how to submit please read the Call for Posters page.

3:00 pm
NDS Committee Meetings (closed)Rialto Room, 3rd floor
6:00 pm
Poster Session — hosted by Globus and NDSSavoy Room, mezzanine level
Reception with hors d'oeuvres and cash bar
All sessions will be held in the Walnut Ballroom (lobby level) unless otherwise specified.
8:00 am
Breakfast / Registration
9:00 am
Plenary Session
NDS Welcome — Bob Hanisch
9:10 am
NDS Update / Outcomes from NDS6 Realized — Christine Kirkpatrick
9:30 am
Rules of Engagement — Joel Cutcher-Gershenfeld

Perspectives on Data Service Delivery via Ecosystems
Discussion — Joel Cutcher-Gershenfeld
11:00 am
11:15 am
Perspectives on Building and Supporting Data Ecosystems
  • From Silos to Ecosystems: Lessons from DataONE and EarthCube — Rebecca Koskela, DataONE and Earthcube
  • Workflow Integration as a Service — Jeffrey Spies, Center for Open Science
  • Science Gateways: Addressing Data Management Challenges — Sandra Gesing, Center for Research Computing, University of Notre Dame
1:00 pm
Globus Welcome — Ian Foster
1:05 pm
Services that Enable Ecosystems
2:00 pm
How NDS is Enabling Ecosystems
2:30 pm
Discussion — Joel Cutcher-Gershenfeld
3:00 pm
3:15 pm
Interactive Break Out Groups: Exploratory/Stakeholder Alignment
  • Identify a data service platform that is presently missing from a given ecosystem and generate a 2-3 year roadmap to stand up and support that platform
  • Self-organize by domains:
    • Material science
    • Earth and space science
    • Biomedical science
    • Publishing
4:30 pm
Report outs, themes emerged for day
5:00 pm
All sessions will be held in the Walnut Ballroom (lobby level) unless otherwise specified.
8:00 am
9:00 am
Welcome Back — Christine Kirkpatrick
Check-in and Questions from the Previous Day — Joel Cutcher-Gershenfeld
9:15 am
Plenary Session: Pilot and Synergistic Projects
  • Educational Workbench for Data Curation — Carole Palmer
  • bioCADDIE IR Challenge — Craig Willis
  • WholeTale and Globus — Kyle Chard
  • Materials Data Facility — Ben Blaiszik

Brief Q&A
9:45 am
The Future of Data Ecosystems
  • Scientific Asset Management: The Missing Link in the Data Services Ecosystem — Carl Kesselman, USC
  • Enabling the Circulatory Value of Science Data — Peter Levin, Intel
  • Digital Fabrication Ecosystems — Joel Cutcher-Gershenfeld, Brandeis University
10:30 am
Interactive Break Out Groups: Building Concensus
  • Emergent topics
  • Open Storage Network
  • Universally Accessible Data Publication Interest Group
11:30 am
Next Step Planning for NDS (summing up of assignments) — Joel Cutcher-Gershenfeld

Closing & NDS8 Preview — Christine Kirkpatrick
1:00 pm
Adjourn (box lunches/coffee available)

Registration is now open! Register today.


Kimpton Hotel Allegro

Kimpton Hotel Allegro , a boutique hotel in the heart of downtown Chicago
171 West Randolph Street
Chicago, IL 60601

Hotel Information

Kimpton Hotel Allegro
171 West Randolph Street
Chicago, IL 60601
Group: "Computational Institute - NDS"
Reserve a room online
Booking deadline: March 22