NSF DCL: Scalable Cyberinfrastructure to Accelerate Data-Driven Science and Engineering Research

May 21, 2018

More information: https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2018/nsf18076/nsf18076.jsp

In 2016, NSF unveiled a set of “Big Ideas” – 10 research ideas that identify areas for investment at the frontiers of science and engineering. Among them was the Harnessing the Data Revolution for 21st Century Science and Engineering (HDR).

Through this Dear Colleague Letter (DCL), the Office of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure (OAC) encourages submission of proposals to the Cyberinfrastructure for Emerging Science and Engineering Research (CESER) program for scalable data-driven cyberinfrastructure (CI).

Successful exemplars will demonstrate capabilities that:

  • Address one or more major identified science and engineering research challenges, particularly in support of NSF Big Ideas;
  • Capitalize upon existing NSF investments in data CI, NSF MMURF, and data research;
  • Have the potential to rapidly expand or scale capacity and impact within 18 months; and
  • Substantially augment scientific impacts within the period of the award.

Examples of potential topics include (but are not limited to):

  • Incorporating streaming data, intelligent data delivery, and real-time feedback loops between data collection and processing to enable design of smart infrastructures and provision of real-time information for better analysis, visualization, and discovery; and
  • Enriching scientific value of community data via integration of diverse and distributed datasets from multiple instruments in novel ways to enhance processing, analysis, sharing, and new science pathways.