Do you help researchers using IT tools to further their research goals?
Are you involved in research computing and/or data science training?
Do you consult with researchers on more effectively doing their research with advanced computing resources?
Compute with data?
The Researcher-Facing Track of the People Network brings together people from research computing groups, libraries, research institutes, and other organizations who support researchers in every phase of the research lifecycle. Many of us are also Data- & Systems-Facing, but this track is a community-led opportunity to discuss the practices, perspectives, and experiences of facilitation from any perspective.
- Research computing facilitation
- Outreach to all disciplines, esp. those under-represented, to aid with research computing resources
- Education and Training
- The art and practice of facilitation
- Increasing communications, collaborations, and team-building
- Research computing technologies
- And more, as determined by our members!
We connect via monthly calls and an email list. We also invite you to review and contribute to the Leading Practices of Facilitation!
Join Us! Fill out our membership form to let us know who you are and what you’re interested in. We’ll add you to the email list.
Monthly calls are on the second Thursday of the month, 1p ET/ 12p CT/ 11a MT/ 10a PT/ 8a HT. Connection information and links to any materials are distributed via email.
Researcher-Facing Track, Thursday September 9, 2021 1pm ET/ 12pm CT/ 11am MT/ 10am PT/ 8am HT, 1 hour duration
Bridging the Gap: Reaching Underrepresented Research Domains for Large-Scale Computing
What research groups, disciplines, or communities are underrepresented in the world of research computing? If these groups have work that would benefit from advanced research computing resources, how do we identify them, what do they need to get there, and how does that differ from other disciplines? Some underrepresented groups include Business, Economics, and the Social Sciences more broadly. Join us for a call from researchers and facilitators in these fields to talk about their experience in navigating the resources and culture of research computing.
Jacalyn Huband, Computational Research Support Specialist, University of Virginia
Francis Steen, Associate Professor, Communication Studies, UCLA
Previous Call Topics
Steering Committee Members (alphabetically)
Gladys Karina Andino Bautista
Amy Neeser, UC Berkeley
Janna Ore Nugent
We also wish to thank persons who have previously lead and contributed to the Researcher-Facing track:
- Claire Mizumoto (U. California, San Diego), Track Coordinator
- Erin Shaw (USC), Steering Committee
- Dana Brunson, Track Coordinator
- Lauren Michael, Track Coordinator