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Openness and Reproducibility in Quantitative Research workshop: 19 Nov 2015

Transparent Methods Workshop (BITSS - COS)

On November 19 from 1:00-4:00, the Center for Open Science (COS) and the Berkeley Initiative for Transparency in the Social Sciences (BITSS) will host a workshop on Openness and Reproducibility in Quantitative Research.  

Attendees will learn easy, practical steps researchers can take to increase the reproducibility of their work.  The workshop will be hands-on.  Using example studies, attendees will actively participate in creating a reproducible project from start to finish.

Topics covered will include:

Research Hub closure offers lessons for IT

Research Hub project site screenshot

Research Hub, the collaboration and file-sharing platform run for four years by Information Services & Technology (IST), has been retired. The closure, spurred by budgetary constraints, came as an unwelcome surprise to Research Hub users across campus. Anticipating the disruption that would be caused by the shutdown, IST funded a team of staff to help Research Hub users migrate to new technology and services.

BRC program expands Savio capacity and breadth of research computing support

Schematic overview of the Savio HPC cluster

The Berkeley Research Computing (BRC) Program is significantly expanding the capacity of the Savio supercomputing cluster, and is adding new computing models to support additional types of workflows across a broad range of research domains. The BRC condo program has seen rapid adoption, with campus partners doubling the size of Savio in the first 18 months.

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BRC launches Cloud Computing Support for research and instruction

Excerpted e-mail from Interim VC Research Chris McKee announcing the Cloud Consulting Service to faculty

To help accommodate the growing demand for cloud computing resources from UC Berkeley faculty and other campus researchers, Berkeley Research Computing (BRC) has launched a Cloud Computing Support program, consisting of consulting services, documentation, and tools to help facilitate cloud computing access. BRC has provided informal consulting support for cloud-based research since summer 2014.

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