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  • Review progress on 8/1 action items
  • New user outreach/recruitment
  • Existing user mentoring
  • Domain champion recruitment and support

Discussion items

5 minWelcome and Roll CallSergiu Sanielevici 
5 minJoining ConfluenceSergiu SanieleviciSubmit tickets to to report problems.
20 minNew user outreach/recruitmentAll

Alan: PI Taylor (Illinois) preparing Startup+ECSS proposal regarding musical and visual representation of genomic sequence alignment data. Also discussed with Alex Ropelewski.

Sudhakar: Educational project by PI Gotwals.

Eric Shook (email): coordinating with about 6 faculty across the US to develop a cyberinfrastructure / parallel computing teaching module for GIS.

15 minExisting user mentoring updatesAll

Phil: PI Cooper DMS160012 mentored research project initiated 7/1.This requires solving some problems with 2-factor authentication. PI Ghaffari renewal submitted to September XRAC meeting.

Phil: Top issue enabling bioinformatics projects is software pipeline installation on SPs (dependencies etc.)

Sudhakar: File transfer issues also arise, esp. for gateway end-users. Advise to use Globus Online rather than e.g. scp. If the performance is still insufficient we will engage XSEDE networking.

10 minDomain champion recruitment and supportAllSergiu: we have reached out to the XRAC reviewers who indicated expertise in one or more FOS within the scope of NIP.
5 minWrap-up and action itemsSergiu SanieleviciNext call: September 26.

Action items

  • Review and refer to FOS Scope of NaIP - All
  • In particular, check new grants (startup, educational, research) in these FOS to see if a NIP consultant should offer them assistance - All.
  • Remind mentored PIs whose grants expire by 12/31 to submit research proposals to the opportunity that opens 9/15 to 10/15 - All.
  • Investigate if JIRA can be linked to XDCDB, allowing consultants to monitor the allocation status of groups they work with - Sergiu Sanielevici