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OSU Data Bytes Workshop Wednesdays

September 24, 2020

OSU Data Bytes Workshops Wednesdays 3-4pm starting Sep 30


The OSU Library will be hosting “Data Bytes” workshops this
fall for students and faculty, who want to become familiar
with software tools and processes for improving their research.

Workshops will be offered virtually each Wednesday afternoon

The first, “Using Open Science Framework for Project Management”
is scheduled for September 30th and will be taught by Clarke
Iakovakis, Scholarly Services Librarian.

Workshop Description – Open Science Framework (OSF) is a free
web application developed to help researchers of all
disciplines (not just science) manage their workflows.

OSF provides a highly customizable user interface, allowing
users to create modules for housing data, research materials,
communication, analysis files, and anything else they need to
keep the ability to upload any file type under 5GB, with
automatic, built-in version control for all files integration
with tools researchers already use, such as Dropbox,
Google Drive, and GitHub the means to add contributors with
various levels of read/write permissions.

A full schedule of Data Bytes workshops scheduled for this
fall can be found at:

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.