Do you help researchers using IT tools to further their research goals?
Are you involved in research computing and/or data science training?
Do you consult with researchers on more effectively doing their research with advanced computing resources?
Compute with data?
The Researcher-Facing Track of the People Network brings together people from research computing groups, libraries, research institutes, and other organizations who support researchers in every phase of the research lifecycle. Many of us are also Data- & Systems-Facing, but this track is a community-led opportunity to discuss the practices, perspectives, and experiences of facilitation from any perspective.
- Research computing facilitation
- Outreach to all disciplines, esp. those under-represented, to aid with research computing resources
- Education and Training
- The art and practice of facilitation
- Increasing communications, collaborations, and team-building
- Research computing technologies
- And more, as determined by our members!
We connect via monthly calls and an email list. We also invite you to review and contribute to the Leading Practices of Facilitation!
The Researcher-Facing Track is supported by the team efforts of two Co-Coordinators and a Steering Committee. Send questions or comments, feedback, call topic ideas, etc., to the coordinators at email@example.com.
Join Us! Fill out our membership form to let us know who you are and what you’re interested in. We’ll add you to this email list and other Tracks that you indicate.
Monthly calls are on the second Thursday of the month, 1p ET/ 12p CT/ 11a MT/ 10a PT/ 8a HT. Connection information and links to any materials are distributed via the Researcher-Facing email list.
Saying No! When, Why, and How to Say No to Researchers, a community conversation hosted by the Researcher-Facing Steering Committee
Thursday January 13, 2022 1pm ET/ 12pm CT/ 11am MT/ 10am PT/ 8am HT
These days, most of us have way too much to do and too little time! When we have several demands on our resources it’s important to have some areas where we can say no. With the new year upon us, should your resolution be to say “NO” more often? On our January Researcher-Facing Track call, let’s talk about what kind of requests we say no to, and why. How can we protect our staff without damaging customer service? What are you doing to redirect support to other teams while keeping track of the shifting research needs at your institutions? Please share with us what you are saying no to and why in this survey. The survey results will help fuel the January 13th conversation.
Justin Booth, Dir. Research IT, Michigan State University
Bob Freeman, Dir. Research Technology Operations, Harvard Business School
firstname.lastname@example.org to contact both Justin and Bob
Steering Committee Members (alphabetically)
Gladys Karina Andino Bautista
Janna Ore Nugent
We also wish to thank persons who have previously lead and contributed to the Researcher-Facing track:
- Dirk Colbry, Steering Committee
- Amy Neeser (UC Berkeley), Steering Committee
- Wirawan Purwanto , Steering Committee
- Claire Mizumoto (U. California, San Diego), Track Coordinator
- Erin Shaw (USC), Steering Committee
- Dana Brunson, Track Coordinator
- Lauren Michael, Track Coordinator