Pragmatic Science Engagement Using an Operations Center Approach
Event Type
TimeMonday, July 298:30am - 12pm
DescriptionEstablishing a process to regularly review technical requirements ( helps to determine the current and future science communication and collaboration needs for numerous scientific communities. The purpose of these reviews is to accurately characterize the near-term, medium-term and long-term technical requirements of the science being performed. This approach brings about a network-centric understanding of the science process used by the researchers and scientists, without asking technical questions directly, and derives network requirements from that understanding.

This highly interactive session outlines a process that can be adopted by CI facilitators at the campus, regional, and national levels to advance the mission of science engagement and fully realize the investments made in networking and personnel by agencies such as the National Science Foundation and Department of Energy Office of Science.

The topics of this event focus on the intersection of research and technology, specifically use of high speed networks. Specifically:

- The purpose of science engagement (30 mins)
- Overview of an outline for a case study approach to gather scientific requirements via documentation and meeting preparation (45 mins)
- A live example of how to conduct an in-person review to characterize needs with a visiting scientific group (1 hour)
- Participant discussion on CI facilitator techniques – sharing of challenges and lessons learned (45 mins)

Participants in National Science Foundation Campus Cyberinfrastructure Program and the cyberinfrastructure engineering community are encouraged to attend, participate, and help define a strategy that can be used to encourage growth of scientific understanding and support.