Transforming the Way Scientists Share Data

Christine Kirkpatrick oversees the San Diego Supercomputer Center’s (SDSC) Research Data Services division, which manages infrastructure, networking, and services for research projects of regional and national scope. Kirkpatrick is a recognized expert in the implementation of research computing services, with an emphasis on data science workloads, as well as operational cyberinfrastructure (CI) at scale. Kirkpatrick founded and hosts the US GO FAIR Office at SDSC, is the Executive Director of the US National Data Service (NDS), and Co-PI and Deputy Director of the West Big Data Innovation Hub (WBDIH). She co-chairs the All (Big Data) Hub Infrastructure Working Group and is co-PI of the Open Storage Network. Kirkpatrick received her master’s degree from the Jacobs School of Engineering at University of California San Diego. She serves on the Technical Advisory Board (TAB) for the Research Data Alliance (RDA), and the external Advisory Boards for the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) Hub and EOSC Nordic.

Investments in computation and highspeed networking have increased and improved the national cyberinfrastructure (CI) capacity that researchers rely on. With research becoming increasingly data-driven, collaborative, and multi-institutional, there is a need for distributed storage with data sharing, data discovery, computation at the edge, and cloud caching. This session will introduce the national initiatives working to enhance data-driven and collaborative research. Hear highlights from the Open Storage Network, the US National Data Service and its collaborations with the Cybersecurity education project, CHEESE, the IMLS-funded PresQT, and NIH-funded Metabolomics Workbench. Learn how to get involved with the Big Data Hubs via the All Hub Infrastructure Working Group.