April CaRCC People Network & RCD Community Calls

Mark your calendars for these upcoming CaRCC People Network calls (Zoom details at the end). For handy calendar entries, try the CaRCC Events Calendar. We also highlight other calls from our RCD Ecosystem partners and collaborators, as these events touch many, if not all, in our community.

We’d also like to bring your attention to a few, upcoming deadlines for PEARC22 being held in Boston this year:

  • Friday, April 8th:
    • Poster Submissions
    • Short Paper Submissions 
  • Friday, April 29th
    • Panel Submissions
    • Birds of a Feather Submissions

(Aside, Boston in July is a beautiful time to visit. Don’t miss!)

If you’re not on our mailing lists, please fill out our Join the People Network form and join our Slack channels. And we look forward to meeting you at our calls!

CaRCC People Network Calls:

Data-Facing Track (1st Tuesdays)
Curating, Archiving, and Sharing Qualitative Data
A discussion facilitated by Sebastian Karcher, Associate Director of the Qualitative Data Repository and Research Assistant Professor of Political Science, Syracuse University
Tue Apr 5, 1p ET/ 12p CT/ 11a MT/ 10a PT/ 7a HT

Archiving and sharing qualitative data, such as interview recordings,  transcripts, and archival documents, is becoming increasingly common. But publishing qualitative data poses a particular set of ethical, epistemological, and logistical challenges. This webinar provides a look “under the hood” of curation and archiving practices at the Qualitative Data Repository (QDR), a domain repository dedicated to the curation and sharing of data from qualitative and multi-method research. Sebastian Karcher, who oversees data curation at QDR, discusses challenges and processes in archiving qualitative data by walking through QDR’s curation processes step-by-step, addressing technical and sociological aspects. Topics covered include ethics and disclosure-risk review, communicating with depositors, tracking curation processes, handling data formats used in qualitative research, and thinking about controlled access for qualitative data.

Researcher-Facing Track (2nd Thursdays)
Supporting Research Data Management
A community discussion, facilitated by the R-F Steering Committee
Thu Apr 14, 1p ET/ 12p CT/ 11a MT/ 10a PT/ 7a HT

Research data management is growing more complex for our faculty, staff and graduate students given increasing data and security concerns. To accommodate these changes and more, we are all making investments in cyberinfrastructure to support fluctuations within the research data lifecycle. How effective are we at meeting the needs of the research community doing science? In April, the Researcher-Facing track will host a facilitated conversation on research data management to explore the successes and challenges at your institutions. Join us for this discussion to share lessons learned and to promote best practices. 

Emerging Centers Track (3rd Wednesdays)
Discovering, Recruiting, and Developing Staff
A discussion facilitated by Jane Combs and Richard Knepper
Wed Apr 20, 12p ET/ 11a CT/ 10a MT/ 9a PT/ 6a HT

This month we will discuss identifying and recruiting a diverse range of talent; developing those we are able to recruit; issues around recruiting remote workers; possibilities for sharing expertise across institutions; professionalization within small organizations.

Systems-Facing Track (3rd Thursdays)
Cloud Solutions Panel Discussion
A discussion facilitated by Jason R Wells, Harvard University 
Thu Apr 21, 12p ET/ 11a CT/ 10a MT/ 9a PT/ 6a HT

This month we will have a panel discussion with Jason R. Wells from Harvard University, Erik Gough from Purdue University and Jacob Boschee from The University of British Columbia.  Jason will introduce scenarios for moving to the cloud from two perspectives: a small institution and a large one. Eric and Jacob will then discuss implementations of cloud solutions at each of their institutions. After a brief presentation we will have a question and answer portion, so please come prepared to ask questions. 

Please note these additional community opportunities (in no particular order):

Wed Apr 13, 2 pm ET/ 1pm CT/ 12p MT/ 11a PT/ 8a HT
Regulated Research Community of Practice – Making FAQs & Documentation More User Friendly
Communicating security and compliance to campus researchers is a challenge for institutional cybersecurity. Anurag Shankar from Indiana University will talk about how IU is meeting this challenge through its SecureMyResearch service which uses a new approach to weaving security and compliance into research workflows through online documentation and consulting.  For more information including the zoom link, please see our Webinars web page at https://www.regulatedresearch.org/monthly-webinars.

Thu Apr 14, 12p ET/ 11a CT/ 10a MT/ 9a PT/ 6a HT (2nd Thursdays)
US Research Software Engineers monthly community call. See https://us-rse.org/calendar/ for more information.

Thu Apr 28, 1p ET/ 12p CT/ 11a MT/ 10a PT/ 7a HT (4th Thursdays of even months)
EDUCAUSE Research Computing and Data Community Group will have its monthly community call. See the Events tab within EDUCAUSE Connect for more information. 

CaRCC Calls and Zoom:

Members of the People Network email list receive the above information and reminders, including Zoom room details. Please contact help@carcc.org if you are interested in joining a meeting and don’t have access to the Zoom room; and Join the People Network.

CaRCC and the People Network: 

The CaRCC (Campus Research Computing Consortium) People Network, aims “to foster, build and grow an inclusive community (termed the ‘People Network’) for campus CI, research computing and data professionals.” If you have received this email NOT via CaRCC’s People Network, and you would like to join the People Network, which includes Researcher-facing, Data-facing, Systems-facing, Emerging-Centers, and other tracks, please fill in our mailing list request form and join us on Slack!

Interested members of the People Network need not subscribe to a particular track to participate in calls. Additional details for track members, including notes documents and any pre-call activities, will be distributed ahead of the call via the email lists and other communication channels within each track.