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Canonical Meeting Template (as a reminder):

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  • ECSS (Bob S/Phil) -  
    • Further developing PY9 activities
      • ECSS training initiative. Survey out to ECSS staff to get their level of interest in various training activities. Will come up with an estimate for travel budgets for sites with ECSS staff
      • Working more closely with Campus Champions on quarterly basis. Bob gave presentation to CC about fellows program. Should be pushing out announcement that application for fellow is open by next week
      • Building up additional activities in PY9 engaging with other orgs re. sharing best practices
        • Rudi Eigenmann's group–kickoff group (Xpert Network for Computationally and Data-Intensive (CDI) Science): Had a kickoff meeting a few weeks ago & will give talk on their next meeting
        • Similar presentation at CaRCC meeting. 
      • Ways to lower barriers for engaging with XSEDE & ECSS. Lightweight consulting. Working on what form this might take. Way for people to get time with an expert for an hour or so. 
  • XCI (Dave L/Craig) -
    • Meeting today with ECSS to talk about joint advertising of services. 
    • PCR pending that should serve as successful springboard for more funding
    • Ron, Dave, Craig & others finished new paper on ROI. Will end up doing one paper at PEARC (financial benefits) and another at Utility & Cloud Conference (non-financial benefits). Extended abstract has had good reviews. 
  • Ops (Greg/Victor) -  
    • Had SSO incident, items to circle back and address (policy, auditing, logging)
      • Greg has signed off on everything they said they'd do–all are complete. In better position now as a result of this
    • Alex is on-boarded as co-lead of security. Has John communicated about incident response process? John/Alex/Greg may need a call to talk about this. 
      • John spoke to Alex but agrees a call is warranted.  Victor Hazlewood will coordinate meeting. 
    • Security does assessments periodically. AWS for XDCDB assessment is going on now. 
    • Mike is retiring on April 30. Dan is interim while they do a search for a replacement. Search has been posted and closes this week.
  • RAS (Dave H/Ken) -
    • PSC is up & running with XRAS for allocations
    • Multi-phase review added to XRAS
      • PSC using 3 phase review & XSEDE using 2 phase review   
    • Renewals pull info from previous submission. Users can auto-populate NSF award info by entering grant #. 
    • UAC had info about ORCiD on their agenda. John gave some info about this. 
      • Requests from PIs want to know dollar value of award. Only embodied in award letter currently. Would be good if this could be posted as part of award info. 
        • Public pages available through XRAS or could do within info they see for completed awards in submission UI. David Hart will put this on to do list. 
        • David Hart will send Emre slides. 
  • Program Office (Ron/Leslie) - 
    • Reminder: XAB face-to-face meeting. April 16 (dinner); meeting 8am-4pm Chicago time on April 17. 
      • As you complete content for PY9, generate slide versions of that for the XAB meeting
    • Reminder: Enter Publications in XUP and documents in IDEALS
      • Multiple references to best practices & lessons learned in PY9 planning. Tech Report Series is a good place to publish these kinds of documents.
    • Reminder: Reference collaborations in tracking worksheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/19YRAPeAForh5I9Xvhj8nKjROe3-JN7a1caLYbNamPaw/
    • PIF window never closes and funds can be accepted anytime
      • L2s asked to encourage their teams to submit ideas 
      • Rich Knepper submitted proposal for Open Stack. Would like a decision within 2 weeks (or on next SMT call at the latest)
    • Annual review is June 11-13, 2019. (dry run on June 10)
      • Agenda should look similar to last year's review. 
      • Everyone should plan to be there for the evening of June 12 in case there is homework that night. John will present responses on Thursday but others aren't required to stay for the responses on Thursday morning. 
    • Got approval from NSF for Internet2 & Notre Dame subawards today. 
    • XSEDE is gold sponsor of PEARC. Will have a table and a presentation slot for XSEDE. What would we like to use that slot for. Slot will be 25 minutes including Q&A. 

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