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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 research libraries as potential goals for the National Data Service
  • Identification of synergies and support models between NDS and research libraries
  • Identification targeted data services relevant to libraries with potential for development with NDS resources and additional support
3:00 pm
NDS Committee Meetings (closed)
6:00 pm
Poster Session — hosted by Globus and NDS
Reception with hors d'oeuvres and cash bar
8:00 am
Breakfast / Registration
9:00 am
Plenary Session
NDS Welcome — Bob Hanisch
Globus Welcome — Ian Foster
9:10 am
NDS Update / Outcomes from NDS6 Realized — Christine Kirkpatrick
  • Steering Committee Update — Bob Hanisch
  • Executive Committee Update — John Towns
  • Technical Advisory Committee Update — Kyle Chard
9:30 am
Rules of Engagement — Joel Cutcher-Gershenfeld
  • Talk #1
  • Talk #2
  • Discussion
11:00 am
11:15 am
  • Talk #3
  • Talk #4
  • Discussion
1:00 pm
  • Talk #5
  • Talk #6
  • Talk #7
  • Discussion
2:00 pm
Updates & Demos
  • DataDNS — Kenton McHenry
  • NDS Labs Workbench — Craig Willis
  • Interoperability Task Force — Jim Myers
2:30 pm
Discussion — Joel Cutcher-Gershenfeld
3:00 pm
3:15 pm
Interactive Break Out Groups: Exploratory/Stakeholder Alignment
  • Value Proposition for Ecosystem Providers
  • High Value Services and Synergies for Stakeholders and NDS
  • Emergent Topic(s)
4:30 pm
Report outs, themes emerged for day
5:00 pm
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 Project Updates
9:45 am
  • Talk #8
  • Talk #9
  • Discussion
10:30 am
Interactive Break Out Groups: Building Concensus
  • Emergent Topics
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