September People Network & RCD Community Calls

Mark your calendars for these upcoming People Network calls (Zoom details at the end) and other events from our RCD ecosystem partners. For handy calendar entries, try the CaRCC Events Calendar. If you’re not on our mailing lists, please fill out our Join the People Network form.

CaRCC People Network Calls:

Data-Facing Track (first Tuesdays)

Cardiac Arrest Registry to Enhance Survival: Data Collection, Research and Outreach discussion facilitated by Raba Al-Araji, Senior Epidemiologist at CARES
Tuesday, September 6, 1p ET/ 12p CT/ 11a MT/ 10a PT

Cardiac arrest resuscitation is an important measure of a community’s emergency response readiness. Successful resuscitation requires involvement by a range of individuals including bystanders, emergency medical dispatchers, first responders, paramedics, and hospital providers. The Cardiac Arrest Registry to Enhance Survival (CARES) allows communities to benchmark their performance with local, state, or national metrics to better identify opportunities to improve out of hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) care. By creating an easy-to-use and flexible system to collect OHCA data and forming a community to share best practices, CARES has transformed the way EMS agencies are treating cardiac arrest. In this presentation, we will cover components of the CARES system including, but not limited to, the data collection process, research and data sharing, as well as the different ways that the data is translated for scientific and lay audiences. 

Researcher-Facing Track (second Thursdays)
Supporting researchers with interinstitutional collaboration
, facilitators TBD
Thurs, September 8, 2022, 1p ET/ 12p CT/ 11a MT/ 10a PT

Collaboration among researchers at different institutions is essential to conducting large-scale research projects. More and more, Researcher-Facing staff confront unique issues when supporting investigations across multiple organizations.  Panelists from the CaRCC community will give short presentations highlighting their experiences in this complex landscape. The presentations will be followed by a facilitated discussion. Topics will include:

  • How to determine the best tools to use for collaboration
  • How to establish and maintain relationships with other institutions
  • Pain points and success stories

Emerging Centers Track (third Wednesdays)

Metrics for RCD Success, panel discussion
Wednesday, Sept 21 2022, 12p ET/ 11a CT/ 10a MT/ 9a PT/ 7a HT

A panel of center leaders will discuss the items they believe are most important to collect and share with stakeholders.  University of Buffalo’s XDMOD and Coldfront team member(s) will talk about their design decisions when creating their products – why did they develop the tools, collection and presentation of data, etc.  Question:  how is data collected for researchers using external/cloud services such as public cloud, PRP, etc? 

Systems-Facing Track (third Thursdays)

Open XDMoD/ColdFront/Open OnDemand HPC Toolset Overview, discussion facilitated by Andrew Bruno & Dori Sajdak of University of Buffalo
Thursday, Sept 15th, 12p ET/ 11a CT/ 10a MT/ 9a PT

This presentation will be a condensed version of a tutorial given at recent PEARC conferences focused on the systems side of these tools.  This should be a great opportunity for both an overview as well as discussion points relevant to supporting them, for HPC systems-facing professionals.  Access additional information here: and bring your questions!

Additional community opportunities:

Sep 8 at 12p ET/ 9a PT (2nd Thursdays): US Research Software Engineers monthly community call. See for more information.

Sep 22 at 1p ET/ 10a PT (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:

All calls will take place within the People Network Zoom room, distributed via email for security purposes.