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 October 14, 2021 1pm ET/ 12pm CT/ 11am MT/ 10am PT/ 8am HT, 1 hour duration
Series on Leading Practices of Facilitation: Part 2: Improving our People-Facing Skills: Revisiting the Leading Practices of Facilitation
Written in 2018 by Advanced CyberInfrastructure Research and Education Facilitators (ACI-REF), the Leading Practices of Facilitation describe different activities related to Research Computing and Data Facilitation. While some of these activities are technical in nature, many are people-centric. In this month’s researcher-facing call, we will review the people-facing activities outlined in the Leading Practices of Facilitation, how our community can improve our skills in these areas, and review what researcher-focused activities might be missing from the current Leading Practices.
NOTE: This is a second call in the series, the first call is the Data Facing Track call on 10/5 at 1pm EDT
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