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Online CI Education Resources

May 21, 2020

With a pandemic, many people are unable to travel.  Many former face-to-face meetings have moved online.  Below is a list of some of them.

Center of Excellence Pilot Present Cyberinfrastructure/Cybersecurity Workshop on August 18 and 20.

Open Science Grid (OSG) All-Hands Meeting on August 31 – September 3.  Now virtual conference.  Details are still being ironed out.

See all upcoming online EDUCAUSE conferences and workshops

2020 NSF Cybersecurity Summit on September 22-24

Oklahoma Supercomputing Symposium on September 30

Internet2’s TechEXtra 2020 on October 6-7

NSF Grant: CISE Community Research Infrastructure (CCRI)

August 18, 2020

More information:

Letters of intent due:  November 11, 2020

Proposals due: January 14, 2021

The CCRI program supports two classes of awards:

  • New awards support the creation of new CISE community research infrastructure with integrated tools, resources, user services, and community outreach to enable innovative CISE research opportunities to advance the frontiers of the CISE core research areas. The New award class includes Grand Ensemble (Grand)Medium Ensemble (Medium), and Planning awards.
  • Enhance/sustain (ENS) awards support the enhancement and sustainment of an existing CISE community infrastructure to enable world-class CISE research opportunities for broad-based communities of CISE researchers that extend well beyond the awardee organization(s).

The 2021 Trusted CI Engagement Application Period Open

August 13, 2020

The Trusted CI engagement application period is open for engagements taking place in the first half of 2021 (Jan–Jun 2021). Applications are due Oct 2, 2020. (Slots are limited and in demand so this is a firm deadline!) To learn more about the process and criteria and to complete an application, visit their site at

During Trusted CI’s first 5 years, they’ve conducted more than 35 one-on-one engagements with NSF-funded projects, Large Facilities, and major science service providers representing the full range of NSF science missions. (See They support a variety of engagement types including:

  • Assistance in developing, improving, or evaluating an information security program.
  • Software assurance-focused efforts.
  • Identity management; technology or architectural evaluation.
  • Training for staff.
  • And more.

As the NSF Cybersecurity Center of Excellence, Trusted CI’s mission is to provide the NSF community a coherent understanding of cybersecurity’s role in producing trustworthy science and the information and know-how required to achieve and maintain effective cybersecurity programs.

U of WY Seeks HPC System Administrator II

July 13, 2020

The University of Wyoming is in Laramie, WY.

More information here:

Priority applications due July 30.

The Advanced Research Computing Center (ARCC) is looking for a qualified candidate to fill a junior systems administrator position. This position will be responsible for assisting senior system administrators in the maintenance of shared research-based compute & storage resources at UWyo. This position is also responsible for many other services that are supplemental to the core services including gathering usage metrics, user assistance/training, etc.