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Data-facing Track Call
February 1, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST
First Tuesday of every month
1pm ET/ 12pm CT/ 11am MT/ 10am PT/ 8am HT
Title: Science Gateways and Their Role in Today’s and Future Research Computing Ecosystem
Presenter(s): Sandra Gesing, University of Illinois Chicago
Research computing is in an exciting era and has never as fast evolved as in the last 20 years. We can nowadays answer research questions that we could not even ask two decades ago. This has led to discoveries such as the analyses of DNA from Next-Generation Sequencing technologies. The increased complexity of software, data, hardware and lab instruments demands for more openness and sharing of data and methods. Researchers and educators are not necessarily IT specialists though. Thus, a further trend in research computing is the shift from system-centric design to user-centric design and interdisciplinary teams – complex solutions are offered in self-explanatory user interfaces, so-called science gateways or virtual research environments. I will present solutions and projects supporting users to be able to focus on their research questions without the need to become acquainted with the nitty-gritty details of the complex research computing infrastructure. Key aspects of the presented projects are usability and interoperability of computational methods, reproducibility of research results as well as sustainability of research software.
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