OSCER users,


Register for the FREE Virtual Residency 2024 Summer
Workshop on Research Computing Facilitation
June 24 - 28 via Zoom only!

The workshop webpage is here:




Virtual Residency 2024 Summer Workshop on
INTRODUCTORY Research Computing Facilitation

Mon June 24 (morning) - Fri June 28 (midday) 2024
Remote via Zoom only



Contact: Henry Neeman ([log in to unmask])



There's NO PREREQUISITE other than an interest in helping
researchers with their computing-intensive/data-intensive

(Participation in any previous Virtual Residency workshop
is ***NOT*** REQUIRED.)

Please feel free to forward this to anyone who may be
interested and appropriate.


Does your institution have lots of researchers and educators
who want to use advanced computing, but need some help
learning how?

You or someone at your institution can learn to be
more effective at helping researchers and educators
use research computing!

This is a great way to get better at a career in
helping researchers use research computing.

It's also a great way to meet a community of fellow
research computing facilitators.


The Virtual Residency Program has already served:

1500+ people from almost 500 institutions in all 50 US states and
4 US territories plus 19 other countries on 6 continents,

* 63 Minority Serving Institutions (13% of VRP institutions,
21% of 4+ year MSIs, 13% of all MSIs);

* 129 non-PhD-granting institutions, including 4 community colleges
and 3 high schools (26% of VRP institutions);

* 129 institutions in all 28 EPSCoR jurisdictions
(26% of VRP institutions);

* 288 of 362 Campus Champion institutions
(59% of VRP institutions, 80% of Campus Champion institutions).

And, 78% of VRP institutions have had participants
who collectively have participated in VRP activities
multiple times, and 67% of VRP institutions have had
participants who collectively have participated in
multiple types of VRP activities.

Taking into account institutions already served by the
Virtual Residency and institutions that are scheduled to
be served by this coming summer's workshop:

* in the latest Carnegie Classification ratings:
-- 139 of 146 (95%) of R1 institutions (Carnegie Very High
Research Activity),
-- 83 of 133 (62%) of R2 institutions (Carnegie High
Research Activity), including 52 of 71 R2 institutions (73%)
that have centralized on-campus research computing resources;

* in the latest US News rankings of national universities
(some percentages are based on multi-way ties):
-- all institutions in the US News Top 25;
-- all but 1 institution in the US News Top 50
(98% of US News Top 50 institutions);
-- 92 institutions in the US News Top 100
(88% of US News Top 100 institutions, because of ties);
-- 123 institutions in the US News Top 150
(82% of US News Top 150 institutions);
-- 151 institutions in the US News Top 200
(75% of US News Top 200 institutions);
-- 203 institutions in the US News Top 300
(64% of US News Top 300 institutions, because of ties).

(This takes into account all of the Virtual Residency
activities: workshops in 2015-22, a couple of mini-workshops
run separately by the U California system, the Virtual
Residency workshop planning calls, the Grant Proposal Writing
Apprenticeship, the Paper Writing Apprenticeship, the
Grant Running Apprenticeship, and preregistrations for the
2024 workshop.)

Clarifying, since this question has come up in the past:

You *DON'T* have to participated in ANY past Virtual Residency
event (including this year's workshop planning calls),
NOR in Campus Champions NOR Campus Research Computing Consortium
(CaRCC) efforts, in order to participate in the
2024 Virtual Residency workshop -- though of course everyone in
those groups are encouraged to participate!


TOPIC LIST (tentative, subject to change)


Facilitating AI/Machine Learning/Deep Learning

Facilitating Cloud Computing

Facilitating Many Disciplines

How to Learn and How to Teach Research Computing Resources

What Do Researchers Need from Facilitators?

Beyond the Intake Interview: Building Lasting Collaborations
with Researchers

Research Data Management


Effective Communication: How to Talk to Researchers About Their Research

Faculty: Tenure, Promotion, Reward System

Cyberinfrastructure User Support

How to Do an Intake Interview

The Cyberinfrastructure Landscape

CyberAmbassadors: Let's Talk: Communicating That There's a Problem

CyberAmbassadors: Leading the Change: Equity and Inclusion

CyberAmbassadors: Leading with Principles: Ethics


Virtual Residency Overview

Stories from the Trenches