Opportunities with ACCESS

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Being a part of ACCESS will give you a unique experience, allow you the opportunity to network with other researchers, and give you the chance to discover valuable insights on how to get your research project rolling. Getting involved is easy.

Here’s a list of all the ways, to date, you can get involved with ACCESS:

Allocations

ACCESS Allocation Review Committee (AARC) – The Allocations team is looking for a diverse group of reviewers and is interested in experts from all disciplines, including social sciences, digital arts and humanities and STEM fields.

Volunteering for the AARC team will bring you a unique and informative experience. The AARC is composed of volunteer experts from the faculty and staff of U.S. universities, laboratories, and other non-profit and commercial research organizations. All members have expertise in at least one area of computational science or engineering and serve approximately three years, with the possibility of a one-time renewal. PI and co-PIs of ACCESS allocation awards may serve on the AARC. The AARC reviews requests for the Maximize ACCESS Accelerate ACCESS opportunities. You can sign on to review either or both types of proposals.

  • If interested, please fill out the feedback form here.

ACCESS Researcher Advisory Committee – The ACCESS Researcher Advisory Committee is exploring ways to ensure researcher perspectives are at the forefront of how ACCESS adapts and improves the advanced cyberinfrastructure ecosystem.

  • If interested, please fill out the feedback form here.

Metrics

Open XDMoD collaborators – Metrics is always looking for software developers and welcomes third-party collaboration. This team works with ACCESS XDMoD, built upon the open-source collaborative Open XDMoD software. ACCESS XDMoD stores information about the usage and performance of ACCESS resources and allows users to create reports based on this data. The information goes back to 2004 and has hundreds of gigabytes of historical data on cyberinfrastructure usage. Running reports on this software will allow researchers to create custom reports about their work for their teams and stakeholders to optimize performance.

  • If you’re a developer interested in helping with bug fixes or adding features, you can put in a pull request on GitHub.

Beta Testers – Metrics is also in charge of developing a data analytics utility that will give researchers access to the XDMoD database. They’ll need beta testers and partners who wish to collaborate on research projects to make the application as helpful as possible to researchers. 

  • You can contact Metrics directly if you’re interested in helping in these areas. Find more information about getting involved with the Metrics team here.

Operations

Resource Provider Forum – ACCESS wouldn’t exist without the Resource Providers lending their cyberinfrastructure (CI) to the project. Resource Providers are projects or organizations that provide CI services to the science and engineering community.

  • If you have a resource you think researchers would benefit from inclusion in ACCESS, start here and join the Resource Provider Forum. 

Student Training and Engagement Program (STEP) – STEP works to further community engagement, education and training efforts. Its goal is to encourage careers in cyberinfrastructure by providing students with training on marketable skills in the areas of operations, data and networking, and cybersecurity. STEP will focus on providing these opportunities to traditionally underrepresented groups to improve the diversity of the ACCESS program. STEP is intended for undergraduates or early-career graduate students with a goal to encourage careers in cyberinfrastructure.

  • If you’re interested in STEP, you can apply here.

Support

CCEP Selection Committee – The ACCESS Support team is looking to recruit reviewers for applications to the Computational Science & Support Network (CSSN) Community Engagement Program (CCEP). The CCEP is an exciting new travel grant initiative for students, faculty and staff. The time commitment is low, with just a few meetings a year, while the reward is high. You will receive $2,500 travel grant for participating and supporting our next generation of researchers and existing workforce.

  • Contact Alana Romanella at alana.romanella@colorado.edu for more information.

MATCH-Plus Steering Committee – The steering committee guides outreach efforts, asynchronously reviews engagement requests and suitability of recommended students/mentors, checks progress with up to two concurrent engagement teams and participates in bi-weekly steering committee meetings and monthly meetings of engagement teams. Estimated time commitment is six hours per month, eligible for CCEP reward.

  • Contact Alana Romanella at alana.romanella@colorado.edu for more information.

MATCH-Premier Steering Committee – The steering committee provides guidance on outreach efforts, asynchronously reviews engagement requests and suitability of recommended students/mentors, checks progress with up to two concurrent engagement teams and participates in bi-weekly steering committee meetings and monthly meetings of engagement teams. Estimated time commitment is six hours per month, eligible for CCEP reward.

  • Contact Alana Romanella at alana.romanella@colorado.edu for more information.

Ask.ci Moderators Committee – This committee asynchronously reviews/moderates Ask.CI content, reviews structural and cosmetic changes to the site to align with community usage, identifies new topics to crowdsource from the community and participates in bi/weekly moderators committee meetings. Estimated time commitment is six hours per month, eligible for CCEP reward.

  • Contact Alana Romanella at alana.romanella@colorado.edu for more information.

Open OnDemand Working Group – The goal of this working group is to serve as a central location for stakeholders from ACCESS service areas, resource providers and researchers (i.e., users) to review proposed OnDemand activities within ACCESS and provide feedback.

  • Contact Dave Hudak at dhudak@osc.edu for more information.

Join the ACCESS team today! We look forward to working with you.

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