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.

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

Track Coordinators

  • Jane Combs LinkedIn, Director, University of Cincinnati Advanced Research Computing Facility; Associate Director, UC Research Computing Services
  • 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
  • Patrick Clemins LinkedIn, Manager, Cyberinfrastructure and Partnerships, Vermont EPSCoR; Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Vermont
  • 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

2/15/22TENTATIVE: Data Repositories: Platforms, Policies, and User Outreach
1/18/22TENTATIVE: Toward a Common Set of Quantitative Annual Reporting Metrics
12/14/22The Business Side of HPC Centers: The Good, The Bad, and the Uglydoc
video (coming soon)
10/19/22The Cultural Fit between Research and Enterprise IT:
Poll-guided Discussion
9/21/22Metrics for RCD Successdoc
8/17/22Specialization and Silosdoc
6/15/22Looking forward: future topic discussiondoc
5/18/22Meet the Strategy and Policy-Facing Trackdoc
4/20/22Discovering, Recruiting, Developing Staffdoc
3/16/22RCD Staffing Modelsdoc
02/16/22Find Funding for Your Initiatives, community sharingdoc
01/19/22Developing Policiesdoc
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
3/17/21Experiences Supporting, Promoting, Advancing RCDdoc
1/27/21Open Science Grid Overviewdoc
12/16/20NSF Program Directors / EPOCdoc
10/21/20CASC and Emerging Centersdoc
9/16/20RCD Job Elements and Career Guidedoc
7/15/20Policy Developmentdoc
6/17/20Center Budget Construction Paneldoc
4/15/20COVID-19 Impactsdoc
3/18/20Open OnDemanddoc
2/19/20Research Computing Strategic & Cyberinfrastructure Plansdoc
1/15/20Tools and Methods for Collecting Research Use Casesdoc
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)