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Review "Humanware" name QMA-386 - Getting issue details... STATUS

A question was asked about the term “humanware”, and it was labeled as a “cold” term worth reviewing. Craig is going to review possibly changing the term "Humanware" to “human”, “humans”, or another variant. 

12/4/2019

Submit ROI numbers for CI Provider Review QMA-388 - Getting issue details... STATUS

John asked if organizations like OSG, or other CI providers have been contacted to see if these numbers pass the smell test with them. Ruth shared the information with economic faculty at their institution. John suggested presenting to the CI providers at this year’s “2019 NSF workshop on connecting large facilities and cyberinfrastructure”. However, due to the timing (week of 9/16/2019), submitting to next year’s event may be more feasible. 12/4/2019 
Annual Survey Reminder QMA-389 - Getting issue details... STATUS Following up with service providers to complete their annual surveys to wrap up recent PY analysis.Craig Stewart12/4/2019

 

Notes/ Discussion items:

Craig provided an overview of the ROI process that started five years ago. Assessing ROI is important to answer the question “Why does the NSF fund cyberinfrastructure?”. Craig highlighted the logic model usage outlined by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. 

ROI = sales price / purchase cost. Cost avoidance and value for money work as an ROI proxy.  

Gregor von Lasiewski’s bibliometrics at NCAR has done interesting work with Open XDMoD’s Value Analytics module to create metrics to help value what we do on the project. 

Discussion included highlighting one of the key values for Level 3 SPs which is the training received from XSEDE. Humanware Advancing Research in the Cloud (HARC) is more than a workshop at PEARC. 

Dan Lapine suggested sharing numbers from his intern program to help as a starting point for estimating value provided by those who understand CI. Craig stated that Rick may also have numbers to use in creating that starting point. 

Dana suggested leveraging others notes and ideas moving forward to work on the papers and presentations.

 

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