Galaxy Community Conference IU PTI SGI ECSU CERSER NIA
The Galaxy Community Conference (GCC2016) took place at Indiana University – Bloomington on June 25-29, 2016. GCC2016 featured two days of training, hackathons, and meetings with accepted and keynote talks, posters, demos, vendor exhibits, birds-of-a-feather (BoF) gatherings, and lightning talks. These were all centered around data-intensive biological research and its supporting compute structure. This week of events also offered time for networking and impromptu gatherings.
GCC2016 satellite events included a lightning talk by Nancy Wilkins-Diehr, Associate Director, San Diego Supercomputer Center and a satellite event featuring the Science Gateways Community Institute (SGCI) also presented by Nancy Wilkins-Diehr.

Other authors of the Science Gateways Community Institute included:

Maytal Dahan, University of Texas at Austin
Sandra Gesing, University of Notre Dame
Linda B. Hayden, Elizabeth City State University
Katherine Lawrence, University of Michigan
Marlon E. Pierce, Indiana University
Nancy Wilkins-Diehr, The University of California, San Diego
Michael Zentner, Purdue University

Science Gateways Community Institute (SGCI) Abstract
Science gateways, also known as web portals, virtual research environments, virtual laboratories, are a fundamental part of today’s research landscape. But they can be difficult to develop in a sustainable fashion. This talk will provide an overview of the newly funded NSF Science Gateways Community Institute, which aims to address these challenges by offering services to and building community among the research communities developing gateways. The institute is comprised of five areas to support gateways throughout their lifecycle:
  • Incubator will provide shared expertise in business and sustainability planning, cybersecurity, user interface design, and software engineering practices.
  • Extended Developer Support will provide expert developers for up to one year to projects that request assistance and demonstrate the potential to achieve the most significant impacts on their research communities.
  • Scientific Software Collaborative will offer a component-based, open-source, extensible framework for gateway design, integration, and services, including gateway hosting and capabilities for external developers to integrate their software into Institute offerings.
  • Community Engagement and Exchange will provide a forum for communication and shared experiences among gateway developers, user communities, within NSF, across federal agencies, and internationally. 
  • Workforce Development will increase the pipeline of gateway developers with training programs, including special emphasis on recruiting underrepresented minorities, and by helping universities form gateway support groups.
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