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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 …

U.S. EPA announced as newest member of National Consortium for Data Science

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The United States Environmental Protection Agency is the latest organization to join the National Consortium for Data Science (NCDS), a public-private partnership to capitalize on the opportunities of big data and advance data science. The U.S. EPA, which works with massive amounts of environmental data in its efforts to protect human health and the environment, …

iRODS Consortium welcomes Bayer as the latest global enterprise member of the consortium

The iRODS Consortium welcomes Bayer, a global life science company with core competencies in the fields of health care and agriculture, as the latest consortium member. Launched in 2014, the membership-based iRODS Consortium leads the development and support of the integrated Rule-Oriented Data System (iRODS) as free open source software for managing large, complex data. …

Profile of a Data Science Pioneer, Dr. Reagan Moore

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As he approaches retirement, Reagan Moore reflects on SRB, iRODS, and the ongoing challenge of helping scientists manage their data. In 1994, Reagan Moore managed the production computing systems at the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC), a job that entailed running and maintaining huge Cray computing systems as well as networking, archival storage, security, job …

iRODS Consortium welcomes prestigious European university as newest member

CHAPEL HILL, NC – Utrecht University, one of the largest general research universities in Europe located in Utrecht, the Netherlands, is the 17th organization to join the iRODS Consortium, the membership-based foundation that leads development and support of the integrated Rule-Oriented Data System (iRODS). Utrecht University is an international research university and the alma mater of …

Research made easier

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The CyVerse discovery environment handles the technology of collaborative research so researchers can focus on the science. When experts involved in large collaborative research projects combine their expertise, their tools and technologies, and their knowledge about scientific research communities, the results can benefit all of science. A case in point: The DataNet Federation Consortium (DFC), …

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