XAB Purpose

The XSEDE Advisory Board (XAB) aims to ensure that XSEDE is designed to impact a broad range of disciplines, enable both research and education, have broader impacts to society, and have a user community that is diverse (gender, ethnic background, etc.). The XAB includes representation from all types of colleges and universities, advises in the annual planning process, reviews the annual plans, and recommends strategic directions. While primarily strategic, the XAB may make tactical recommendations that help XSEDE. 


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XAB Meetings

Topic requests should be submitted via the XAB Topic Request form.

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Membership Guidelines


The XAB consists of five scientific leaders, selected by the XSEDE management team, from different communities who use XSEDE along with the chair of the UAC and three representatives from the SPF. These members are complemented by an additional five senior members of the broader community selected by the XSEDE management team. Members are requested to serve a minimum of one, two-year staggered term.

XAB Chairperson

The Chair of the XAB is responsible for ensuring that the XAB meets quarterly and reports back to the XSEDE Senior Management Team the results of the meeting, including any recommendations and/or action items that need attention by XSEDE and the timescale for the action. The Chair will be self-selected by the XAB membership. The selection process will be discussed with NSF and NSF will be kept apprised of candidates and the decision process.  Comments from the NSF CPO will be considered throughout the selection process. The XAB chair nomination is expected to be provided to the NSF in the Fall of 2016.