Join People Network Calls in March

Mark your calendars for these upcoming People Network calls (Zoom details via email). 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.

If you’re not on our mailing lists, please fill out our Join the People Network form and join our Slack channels.

Strategy and Policy-Facing Track (1st Wednesdays)

Exploring factors that impact RCD strategy (part 2)
Wed 3/1, 12p ET / 11a CT / 10a MT / 9a PT / 7a HT
What programmatic and institutional characteristics affect how you make strategic decisions for your RCD program? We’ll hear from four RCD programs and then open a discussion on what’s similar and what’s not, and what the key factors seem to be. Is your program fully funded, are you self-supporting, or somewhere in-between? Do you have soft funding or core funding or a mix of both? Are you a centrally organized group or part of a partnership of service providers? How do your answers help determine what your programmatic priorities are and how you approach strategy? 
This is the second in the series of meetings where we can look at factors important for growth and development of your program at your institution.

Data-Facing Track (1st Tuesdays)

Preparing Librarians and Researchers for the NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy
Lena Bohman and Dani LaPreze
Tue 3/7, 1p ET / 12p CT / 11a MT / 10a PT / 8a HT
Librarians and other stakeholders have joined minds to produce guidance materials for libraries and librarians to prepare for the 2023 NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy ( Learn what we have developed thus far for librarians to rely upon as we ready to support our researchers under the new policy:  Glossaries of DMSP terminology; Checklist for Researchers; Policy Readiness Checklist for Librarians; Example DMSPs; and a Data Repository Finder. These materials will be especially useful for librarians in small medical libraries as they can be used to prepare for the policy and answer researcher questions.
Today’s Presenter: Lena Bohman, Data Management and Research Impact Librarian, Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra University/Northwell Health;

Researcher-Facing Track (2nd Thursdays)

STRIDES, Cloud Service Program at The National Institute of Health,
Presentors: NIH STRIDES Initiative Team Members
Thu 3/9, 1p ET / 12p CT / 11a MT / 10a PT / 8a HT
Join us in March to explore the ever-evolving STRIDES program. The team will discuss their experiences supporting research institutions, share best practices, and explore features of the NIH Cloud Lab sandbox environment.

Emerging Centers Track (3rd Wednesdays)

FAIR Data practices
Wed 3/15, 12p ET / 11a CT / 10a MT / 9a PT / 7a HT
Christine Kilpatrick from GO FAIR US joins the Emerging Centers call this month to discuss FAIR data practices. GO FAIR US is supported by San Diego Supercomputer Center and connects with FAIR stakeholders, foster community discussions on the topic of FAIR, and more. Christine will discuss the GO FAIR Implementation Network, a consortium that defines and creates elements of the Internet of FAIR Data and Services.

Systems-Facing Track (3rd Thursdays)

Chilling out: Building, operating, and updating a modern datacenter for today and tomorrow’s HPC and enterprise needs.
Thu 3/16, 1p ET / 12p CT / 11a MT / 10a PT / 8a HT
Michigan State University completed construction of a new, modern datacenter in 2018. They will present on some of the experiences and lessons learned from designing, building, commissioning, and operating their datacenter, and describe our plans and rationale for upgrading the facility to meet the needs of current and future systems that require liquid cooling.

Additional Community Opportunities

Thu 3/9, 2p ET/11a PT (2nd Thursdays/2nd Fridays): US Research Software Engineers monthly community call. See for more information.

CaRCC Calls and Zoom

All calls will take place within a Zoom room communicated via email. Please help us keep these details secure (non-public), but feel free to share with a colleague.