Emerging Centers Track

The Emerging Centers Track of the People Network brings together members of research computing departments/aspiring centers that are just getting started at their institutions, research computing groups at smaller institutions, and folks who are new to the research computing and data community. 

The Emerging Centers track of CaRCC will discusses community requested topics such as:

  • funding models,
  • engaging with faculty and investigators,
  • working with campus leadership, and
  • developing research computing/data services (compute, storage, networks, training, applications, and people) on campuses.

The Emerging Centers Track calls take place on the third Wednesday of the month at 12PM ET / 11AM CT / 10AM MT / 9AM PT. For call coordinates, email ec-coordinators@carcc.org.

Join the email list through the ‘join’ form, here.

Track Coordinators

  • Patrick Clemins LinkedIn, Director, Research Computing and Data, Large Research Initiatives; Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Vermont
  • Rich Knepper LinkedIn, Director, Cornell University Center for Advanced Computing

Send questions or comments to the emerging centers coordinators.

Steering Committee Members

  • Kirk Anne LinkedIn, Director, Research Computing, Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Jane Combs LinkedIn, Director, University of Cincinnati Advanced Research Computing Facility; Associate Director, UC Research Computing Services
  • Alex Feltus LinkedIn, Professor, Clemson University; Co-Founder, Praxis AI
  • Susan Ivey LinkedIn, Director, Research Computing & Data Facilitation Service, North Carolina State University
  • Preston Smith LinkedIn, Executive Director, Research Computing, Purdue University
  • Jason Wells LinkedIn, Senior Research Computing Professional, Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Emerging Centers Track Monthly Calls

Scheduled Topics
8/21/24
12pm ET
PEARC24 Recap and Emerging Centers BoF Debrief
Moderated Discussion
doc
7/17/24
12pm ET
Generative AI Use By Researchers and in the Classroom
Alex Feltus, Clemson University
Jason Woodward, Cornell University
doc
6/26/24
12pm ET
The National Artificial Intelligence Research Resource (NAIRR) Pilot
Moderated Discussion
doc
video
5/15/24
12pm ET
Open Science Grid (OSG) for Emerging Centers
Tim Cartwright and Christina Koch, OSG
doc
video
4/17/24
12pm ET
RESCHEDULED for June:
The National Artificial Intelligence Research Resource (NAIRR) Pilot
3/20/24
12pm ET
HPC in Africa (revisited)
Bryan Johnson, Senior HPC Technologist, Advanced Computer Engineering Lab
doc
slides
video
2/21/24
12pm ET
Communicating with your Users: Impacts, Services, and Documentationdoc
video
1/17/24
12pm ET
Roundtable Discussion on Future Topicsdoc
video
12/20/23
12pm ET
NO MONTHLY CALL: Holiday Break
11/15/23
12pm ET
NO MONTHLY CALL: SC23 in Denver, CO
10/18/23
12pm ET
Containers: How and Whydoc
slides
video
9/20/23
12pm ET
National Resources Series: CloudBank and Jetstream2 – Affordable Cloud Servicesdoc
video
8/16/23
12pm ET
Centre for High Performance Computing, South Africa
Bryan Johnson, Senior HPC Technologist, Advanced Computer Engineering Lab
doc
slides
video
7/19/23
12pm ET
NO MONTHLY CALL: PEARC23 in Portland, OR
6/21/23
12pm ET
National Resources Series: The National Research Platform (NRP)
Larry Smarr, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of California, San Diego
doc
video
5/17/23
12pm ET
CaRCC People Network Focus on Accessibility:
Introduction to Web Accessibility
Lena Bohman, Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
doc
video
4/19/23
12pm ET
National Resources Series: ACCESS Allocations
Dave Hart, NCAR and ACCESS Allocations
doc
video
3/15/23
12pm ET
FAIR Principles and Storage
Christine Kilpatrick, GO FAIR US
doc
video
2/23/23
1pm ET
The New NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy
Joint Call with EDUCAUSE RCD CG
doc
video
1/18/23Panel: Recent NSF CC* Planning Grant Awardees
Dan Stageman, CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Tony Skjellum, University of Tennessee Chattanooga
Yanyan Zhuang & Greg Williams, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
Yongning Tang, Illinois State University
doc
video
12/14/22The Business of HPC Centers: The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly
Dr. Scott Yockel, Harvard University
doc
video
10/19/22The Cultural Fit between Research and Enterprise IT:
Poll-guided Discussion
doc
video
9/21/22Metrics for RCD Successdoc
video
8/17/22Specialization and Silosdoc
video
6/15/22Looking forward: future topic discussiondoc
video
5/18/22Meet the Strategy and Policy-Facing Trackdoc
video
4/20/22Discovering, Recruiting, Developing Staffdoc
video
3/16/22RCD Staffing Modelsdoc
video
02/16/22Find Funding for Your Initiatives, community sharingdoc
01/19/22Developing Policiesdoc
video
10/20/21Series on Leading Practices of Facilitation: Part 3doc
9/15/21Recap of PEARC21 Workshop: Refining your RCD Pitchdoc
5/19/21Emerging Centers Track 2.0doc
4/21/21NSF Service Providers: Jetstream2, Bridges2, and Anvildoc
video
3/17/21Experiences Supporting, Promoting, Advancing RCDdoc
video
1/27/21Open Science Grid Overviewdoc
12/16/20NSF Program Directors / EPOCdoc
video
10/21/20CASC and Emerging Centersdoc
video
9/16/20RCD Job Elements and Career Guidedoc
7/15/20Policy Developmentdoc
video
6/17/20Center Budget Construction Paneldoc
4/15/20COVID-19 Impactsdoc
video
3/18/20Open OnDemanddoc
video
2/19/20Research Computing Strategic & Cyberinfrastructure Plansdoc
1/15/20Tools and Methods for Collecting Research Use Casesdoc
video
11/20/19SC19 Conference Takeawaysdoc
10/16/19Identifying and Working with Facultydoc
9/18/19Emerging Centers Kickoff Calldoc

Resources for Emerging Center Members

Refining Your Pitch (Examples)