August People Network & RCD Community Calls

Greetings to all members of the Campus Research Computing Consortium (CaRCC) People Network! Mark your calendars for these upcoming People Network Calls (Zoom details included in associated emails). For handy calendar entries, please try the CaRCC Events Calendar.

We’d also like to highlight other calls from our RCD Ecosystem partners and collaborators, as these events touch many, if not all, in our community.

Finally, we have brief information about CaRCC and the People Network. If you’re not on our mailing lists, please fill out our Join the People Network form; or join our Slack channels.

CaRCC People Network Calls:

This month we have a plenary session hosted during the normal time of the Emerging Centers Track (third Wednesdays), Systems Facing will also be holding their call in their usual time slot, the other tracks will not meet.

Plenary: Aligning Security with Research, an Information Security Panel Discussion

Wednesday, August 18th, 12p ET/ 11a CT/ 10a MT/ 9a PT/ 7a HT

This August the CaRCC People Network Tracks will join forces for a focused conversation on information security as it relates to research data management. This plenary discussion will bring together experts in security to address the critical needs of research cyberinfrastructure. We must find better approaches to partnering, supporting, and delivering cybersecurity to the research community at our institutions. It is crucial that we align our resources and policies to the research mission. Our panelists will address security controls and standards, best practices and lessons learned, which will be followed by questions from our attendees. Please join us for this important discussion.


  • Katrina Biscay – University Of Cincinnati, Asst Vice President Information Security , CISO
  • Tom Siu – Michigan State University, CISO
  • Von Welch – associate vice president for Information Security and executive director for Cybersecurity Innovation at Indiana University, executive director for the OmniSOC, and the director of IU’s Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research (CACR).

And later that day – many of us will be sharing all about CaRCC:

I2 Online: Supporting Data-Driven Discovery on Campus

Wednesday, August 18th, 2p ET/1p CT/ 12p MT/ 11a PT/ 9a HT

The Campus Research Computing Consortium (CaRCC) is improving Research Computing and Data (RCD) resources to accelerate data-driven discovery. Learn more about CaRCC’s tools, resources, and community-building efforts.

More details and registration here.   

Systems Facing Track: PEARC21 recap and community discussion

Wednesday, August 19th, 1p ET/ 12p CT/ 11a MT/ 10a PT/ 8a HT

We are looking forward to having community participation discussing workshops, tutorials and other topics that sparked your interest at PEARC21.  Along with discussing PEARC21, we are looking for interesting topics that you would like to see in future meetings as well as the SC21 SYSPROS, to be held in St. Louis at SC21.

And don’t forget about:

RCD Capabilities Model Office Hours: August 11, 11am ET and August 24, 2pm ET (2nd Wednesdays 11am ET and 4th Tuesdays at 2pm ET)  Have questions about how to get started Or are you already working with it and just want to discuss the process, or a particular aspect of the assessment tool? Join us to get help, ask your questions, and share your experiences!

And please also note these additional community opportunities (in no particular order):

Thursday, August 12, 12p ET: US Research Software Engineers Monthly Community Call. Please see the Get Involved page for more information.

August 13, 2pm ET, CI Engineering Lunch & Learn: The Video Industry and the Struggle with Standards, Phil Hippensteel / The Pennsylvania State University 

August 19, 3pm ET, Xpert Network Panel: Best practices for Computational and Data-intensive (CDI) Research. 

August 26, 1p ET / 12p CT / 11a MT / 10a PT, (4th Thursdays of even months) EDUCAUSE Research Computing and Data Community Group. For more information on the RCD group and joining this and future calls, please see the Research Computing and Data Community Group web page

August 30, 11am ET (4th Mondays of the month), Trusted CI webinar, SOC Type Two certification at NCSA. 

If you have something we can add to this section, please let us know! 

General Track Call Information:

Interested members of the People Network need not subscribe to a particular track to participate in calls. Additional details for track members, including notes documents and any pre-call activities, will be distributed ahead of the call via the email lists and other communication channels within each track.

The CaRCC (Campus Research Computing Consortium) People Network, aims “to foster, build and grow an inclusive community (termed the ‘People Network’) for campus CI, research computing and data professionals.” If you have received this email NOT via CaRCC’s People Network, and you would like to join the People Network, which includes Researcher-facing, Data-facing, Systems-facing, Emerging-Centers, and other tracks, please fill in our mailing list request form.