TACC Training: Data Storage – Architectures and Networking

June 26, 2012
1 p.m. to 2 p.m. (CT)
J.J. Pickle Research Campus
ROC 1.603
10100 Burnet Rd.
Austin, TX 78758

This class will be webcast.

This training provides an overview of the types of storage systems available in XSEDE, at the campus level, and from commercial providers, with some brief discussion of technical characteristics of the various systems and where they fit within research data workflows. Characteristics of interest to researchers focused on HPC or on data-driven computing will be discussed, as will issues related to transfer of data between systems, management of data across systems, and the overall life cycle of research data as it relates to the details of data architecture. The importance of understanding each storage system and data element within a dynamic ecosystem of data and services will be emphasized as a step towards understanding how to construct and execute research data management plans.


Databib now available

Databib is a registry of repositories for research data. It is a collaboration between Purdue and Penn State, and the registry describes and links to hundreds of data repositories. Some repositories accept data submissions in particular disciplines, so if you’re looking for an appropriate place for your data, Databib may help you find repositories in your field. More info on Databib at their website: http://databib.org

Training: Writing a Data Management Plan: A Guide for the Perplexed

Thursday, March 29, 2012
JJ Pickle Research Campus
ROC 1.468/1.474
10100 Burnet Road
Austin, TX 78758

This class will be webcast.

New requirements from funding agencies, along with the increasing importance of digital data in the conduct of research, have lead to a new and unfamiliar component of proposal writing (and reviewing): the data management plan. This session, following on the Data Management Planning and Execution session offered earlier this year, focuses on the process of writing Data Management Plans, going beyond templates and formulas to present strategies for developing a plan for presentation to collaborators, reviewers, and institutions. We discuss the writing of a data management plan as a way to ease the achievement of research goals, and treat data as a critical component of optimal research outcomes. Topics covered will include the importance of disciplinary norms and community collections, data sharing, planning for provenance and other metadata, the relationship between data management and analysis and long-term preservation of your data.


Please submit any questions that you might have via the TACC Consulting System: http://portal.tacc.utexas.edu/consulting



The DMPTool is now available to the UT research community! Developed by the University of California Curation Center and a group of major research universities, the DMPTool is designed to help researchers:

  • Create ready-to-use data managment plans for specific funding agencies
  • Get step-by-step instructions and guidance for data management plans
  • Learn about resources and services available at their home institution to fulfill the data management requirements of their grants

To access the DMPTool, visit https://dmp.cdlib.org/institutional_login and choose the “University of Texas at Austin” from the pull-down menu. From there you can login with your EID and password.