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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

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: March 27, 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)
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

Perspectives on Data Service Delivery via Ecosystems
  • Hunter-Gatherer or Enabler?: Libraries as Cyber-Infrastructure in the Age of Big Data — Andrew White, RPI
  • Materials Data Federation: Enabling a Global Ecosytem for Materials Science Research — Laura M. Bartolo, Northwestern University

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
1:00 pm
Services that Enable Ecosystems
  • Building the Research Applications and Services Ecosystem with the Globus Platform — Steve Tuecke, Globus
  • Open Storage Network — Alex Szalay, Johns Hopkins University
  • NESE: The North East Storage Exchange — James Cuff, Harvard
2:00 pm
How NDS is Enabling Ecosystems
  • DataDNS — Kenton McHenry
  • NDS Labs Workbench — Craig Willis (includes Phenome Workshop and TERRA-REF tool launcher)
  • NDS Universally Accessible Data Publication Pilot — Jim Myers
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
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
  • 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