Evolving and Sustaining Collaborative Cyberinfrastructure - Slides [article]

Carol Song, Rajesh Kalyanam, Lan Zhao, Robert Campbell
2021 figshare.com  
Collaborative cyberinfrastructure (CI) is rapidly becoming a key component in multidisciplinary research of complex systems as scientists race to understand and create innovative solutions to the 21st century's grand challenges such as resource sustainability and resilience in the face of population growth, food and water security, and ever more frequent and damaging natural disasters. Responding to the need to share data and software tools, collaborative CIs, connected via shared platforms or
more » ... ommon communication protocols, help make research more accessible and reproducible, and have brought significant impacts to research communities. However, research software groups that often create these CIs face major challenges in sustaining the CIs in the long run, including uncertainties in funding and rapid technology updates. Such issues often dissuade researchers from using CIs for initial data and software sharing, leading to roadblocks to reproducibility and collaboration. In this presentation, we will describe how we evolved the software architecture and interoperability model of our science gateways in support of the FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable) enabled research and learning. Our methods have produced low-barrier, turn-key solutions for initial data and code sharing, extensible and scalable solutions for resource-intensive data analysis workflows, as well as a novel sustainability model for tiding over funding uncertainties.
doi:10.6084/m9.figshare.14166590.v1 fatcat:xjetjymwprhvncjcmb66rmxqle