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Noble PlantOMICS Workshop 2018 @ Ardmore, OK

April 17, 2018

Noble PlantOMICS Workshop 2018
May 11-12 2018, Noble Research Institute, Ardmore OK
REGISTER NOW — first 30 registrants accepted only!
Contact: Frank Hardin (580-224-6215, cfhardin @
Register at:


Noble Research Institute
National Science Foundation

Your Classroom Just Got Real

Noble PlantOMICS Workshop 2018

Join us for the Noble PlantOMICS Workshop on May 11-12 at the Noble Research Institute in Ardmore OK.

Trade your textbooks for two days of learning how the application of data-driven science is transforming agriculture.

You’ll meet some of the greatest plant scientists in the world and learn how their research will help agriculture feed a projected 9.5 billion people by 2050 with less land, less water and less fertilizers.

Come explore plant science with us.

Network with our scientists.

Tour our state-of-the-art reseach facilities.

Your meals and overnight accomodations at the Noble Retreat Center will be provided by the Noble Research Institute and the National Science Foundation.

Space is limited to the first 30 registrants, so sign up today at:

Contact Frank Hardin, Ph.D., youth education outreach manager, at 580-224-6215 or cfhardin @, if you have any questions.

Molecular Breeding, Proteomics, Metabolomics, Bioinformatics,
Phenomics, Applied Plant Breeding, Transcriptomics

GPN Annual Meeting Call for Presentation

April 10, 2018

The 2018 Great Plains Network Annual Meeting is May 30 – June 1 at the InterContinental on the Plaza in Kansas City, MO.

The call for presentations is open!  We are looking for individual and panel presentations on the following topics:

  • HPC around the region
  • Researcher support: success stories and lessons learned
  • Useful software that helps support CI
  • Network data analysis
  • Adventures in cybersecurity
  • General CI support, road maps, goals

The Early Bird registration rate ends April 13, register today! 

Three Workshops at the GPN Annual Meeting

March 30, 2018

This year, we have three workshops at the GPN Annual Meeting. We kick things off Wednesday, May 30 from 10:00 – 3:00 with a Jetstream workshop.

After that, iRODS and HPC Integration: An Overview and Q & A from 3:30 – 5:30.

On Friday, June 1 from 8:00 – 4:00 we’ll have a FIONA Node Workshop.  This has a $100 fee.

Register for the Annual Meeting and workshops here.

While you’re there, make your hotel reservations as well.

NSF Grant: Cybersecurity Innovation for Cyberinfrastructure (CICI)

March 8, 2018

The NSF has announced two new categories to their CICI grant.  Full details here:

Full Proposal Due: June 04, 2018

The objective of the Cybersecurity Innovation for Cyberinfrastructure (CICI) program is to develop, deploy and integrate security solutions that benefit the scientific community by ensuring the integrity, resilience and reliability of the end-to-end scientific workflow. CICI seeks three categories of projects:

  1. Secure Scientific Cyberinfrastructure: These awards seek to secure the scientific workflow by encouraging novel and trustworthy architectural and design approaches, models and frameworks for the creation of a holistic, integrated security environment that spans the entire scientific CI ecosystem;
  2. Collaborative Security Response Center: This single award targets the development of a community resource to provide security monitoring, analysis, expertise, and resources Research & Education (R&E) cyberinfrastructure staff, regardless of physical location or organization; and
  3. Research Data Protection: These awards provide solutions that both ensure the provenance of research data and reduce the complexity of protecting research data sets regardless of funding source.