Leveraging a Research IT Maturity Model Workshop at EDUCAUSE

Research IT (computing, data, and related infrastructure and services) is changing at an accelerating rate, while the range of scientific fields and disciplines depending on research cyberinfrastructure is expanding and becoming increasingly diverse.

The Capabilities Model for Research IT (formerly the Maturity Model) project is a collaborative effort by Internet2, the Campus Research Computing Consortium (CaRCC), EDUCAUSE, The Quilt, and many higher education institutions, that identifies the range of relevant approaches to supporting research IT, for use by IT practitioners, researchers, and campus leadership. It includes a self-assessment tool that is designed for a school to explore different areas of maturity or capability for the support of researchers and research activities on their campus. 

The upcoming full-day workshop at EDUCAUSE on Monday, October 14, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. will provide background on the project and introduce participants to the maturity model framework and how it can be applied to a range of different institutions. Participants will have an opportunity to fill out the questionnaire, discuss how it applies to their respective institutions, and discuss how the model could be used in strategic decision making by institutions.

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Monthly Line-Up of People Network Calls

Greetings to all members of the CaRCC People Network!

So that all members of the People Network are aware of calls hosted by our tracks, we are sending out an announcement of all calls scheduled for the month. (Also visible in the CaRCC Events Calendar.)

Data-Facing Track (first Tuesdays, 1pm ET)

Mapping the Research Life Cycle, discussion facilitated by Bart Ragon (UVA) and Yoh Yawano (UCLA)

Tuesday, September 3rd 1p ET/ 12p CT/ 11a MT/ 10a PT

Bart and Yoh will be talking about the different stages of the research life cycle, mapping the stages to different groups at their institutions, and helping us do a similar exercise for our own institutions.  We’ll be discussing how support for research data comes in at multiple stages in the research life cycle and which organizations at our institutions provide that support.

Researcher-Facing Track (second Thursdays, 1pm ET)

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Monthly Line-Up of People Network Calls

Greetings Research CI Professionals!

So that all members of the People Network are aware of calls hosted by our tracks, we are sending out an announcement of all calls scheduled for the month. (Also visible in the CaRCC Events Calendar.)

Data-Facing Track (first Tuesdays, 1pm ET)

“Data pipeline case studies” with Tylar Murray of USF and Ryan Chard of Argonne National Laboratory. Tylar will give an overview of an Apache Airflow-based pipeline for processing satellite imagery and discuss possibilities for future improvements. Ryan will preview a data automation platform that is currently in alpha release but will eventually be available via a Globus subscription.

Tuesday, Aug 6th, 1p ET/ 12p CT/ 11a MT/ 10a PT

Researcher-Facing Track (second Thursdays, 1pm ET)

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