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Nature article looks at consortia as a key to kickstarting open science

Note: RENCI has a successful track record in launching and sustaining consortia, including the iRODS Consortium and the National Consortium for Data Science. Now, a team of multidisciplinary, multi-institutional scientists has collected evidence showing consortia work as mechanisms that facilitate open science and data sharing. To read the full Nature article about the about their findings, click here. Sharing …

iRODS Consortium Welcomes Intel as Newest Member

The integrated Rule-Oriented Data System (iRODS) Consortium today announced Intel Corporation, has joined the membership-based foundation. As a consortium member, Intel plans to improve integration between iRODS, the free open source software for data virtualization, data discovery, workflow automation, and secure collaboration, and Lustre, an open source parallel distributed file system used for computing on …

Expert panelists to discuss bots, lies, and the new information environment

The March 9 webcast is free and open to all. The explosion of social media, blogs, and websites purporting to be news sources, along with a 24-hour news cycle and ubiquitous assess to the internet from cell phones and other devices, means a new information environment. That environment is radically different from the days when …

New report recommends actions to position North Carolina as a leader in the new data economy

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State must support education and entrepreneurs to be a data leader CHAPEL HILL, NC – North Carolina has the brain power, the educational system, and the technology business sector that can propel it to the top in the emerging data economy, says a report published recently by the North Carolina Board of Science, Technology & Innovation. However, …

Students and employers from across NC connect at data science career event

Want to be competitive in the job market? Skills in data collection, organization, and analysis are keys to thriving in today’s economy. In a recent report from the Society for Human Resource Management, more than half of the organizations surveyed say they expect to hire more candidates with data analysis skills over the next five …

National Consortium for Data Science seeks faculty members for Data Fellows program

CHAPEL HILL, NC – February 13, 2017 – The National Consortium for Data Science (NCDS), a public-private partnership to advance data science and capitalize on the opportunities of a data-rich society, seeks participants for its 2017 – 2018 Data Fellows program. The Data Fellows program provides funding to faculty members from NCDS academic member institutions …

Top software developers tapped to lead iRODS Consortium

CHAPEL HILL, NC, February 9, 2017 – Two software development experts with nearly 30 years of combined experience have officially taken the lead roles in the iRODS Consortium, the membership-based foundation that leads development and support of the integrated Rule-Oriented Data System (iRODS). Jason Coposky, who had served as interim executive director of the consortium …

Genomes by Environment Dataset Now Publicly Accessible

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A unique dataset that directly links crop genotype and phenotype information with environmental data is now publicly accessible in the CyVerse Data Commons. The dataset was compiled by collaborators of the Genomes by Environment (GxE) subproject of the Genomes to Fields Initiative (G2F). G2F aims to catalyze and coordinate research linking genomics and predictive phenomics …

IBM exec offers tips for thriving in the digital data storm

Cognitive thinking is the key to surviving and thriving in the perfect storm of modern technology, according to IBM’s Mac Devine, who presented a National Consortium for Data Science (NCDS) DataBytes Webinar in December. Devine, vice president and CTO of emerging technology and advanced innovation, IBM Cloud Division, said that our interconnected world composed of …

Industry experts offer advice to students at data science career event

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“If you want a job that pays well and is in an exciting place to be, data science is it.” Malcom Postings, chief global technology officer with Quintiles, used these words to address the crowd at the recent event “From Outlier to Insider: A Career Panel with Data Science Experts” at the University of North …

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