As an NSF-funded Center of Excellence, SGX3 supports researchers and teams running or operating a science gateway. SGX3 can support Globus users by sharing technical insight on science gateway platforms where data and research products can be stored or accessed. SGX3 can also support research teams looking to adopt a science gateway where Globus is already connected to make migration easy. The SGX3 development team can also help science gateway teams looking to integrate Globus with an existing gateway, build a new gateway, and even operate a gateway on their behalf. Our network and services meet the unique needs of all research disciplines.
SGX3 offers a full range of services and expertise, including:
Building and Running Gateways
- Software developers offer their expertise through consultations on technical design planning for new science gateways and enhancements for existing science gateways
- Expert consultants train, evaluate, and consult on sustainability and usability practices
Community Resources & Networking
- A growing collection of searchable and browsable science gateways and science gateway platforms on the SGX3 Gateways Central
- Community connections and information sharing at the annual Gateways Conference
- A monthly newsletter where science gateway stories, opportunities, and new connections are shared
Education and Training
- Focus Week: A week-long workshop that teaches teams how to design, build, and sustain your project effectively
- Jumpstart: A virtual short course to help you evaluate your project’s value propositions, audience, and funding models
- Webinars: A rotating selection of topics of interest
- Student Programs and Engagement: Opportunities for students and faculty through workshops and internships, focusing on assisting underrepresented groups and minority-serving institutions
About Science Portals & Science Gateways
A science portal or science gateway is a community-developed set of tools, applications, and data integrated through a web-based portal or a suite of applications. Science Gateways provide scientists access to many tools used in cutting-edge research – telescopes, seismic shake tables, supercomputers, sky surveys, undersea sensors, and more. Such gateways often connect diverse resources and make them easily accessible, saving researchers and institutions both time and money and making such resources available to people who might not otherwise be able to access them.
A single portal or gateway can give thousands of users access to current, optimized versions of analysis codes at any time. Thousands of scientists can use codes through a single installation rather than hundreds of local installations. Gateways also help foster collaborations and the exchange of ideas among researchers. Science Gateways have shown tremendous growth in terms of the number of users, the number of processing hours used on HPC resources by the broader user community, and the number of published research papers enabled. Gateways can also be readily used for teaching classes, workshops, and tutorials with no local installation required. Students can be up and running in a matter of minutes.