Monday, November 20, 2023

Trusted CI Webinar: Open Science Chain, Dec. 4th @11am Eastern

San Diego Supercomputer Center's Subhashini Sivagnanam is presenting the talk, Open Science Chain - Enabling Integrity and Metadata Provenance for Research Artifacts Using Open Science Chain, on December 4th at 11am Eastern time.

Please register here.

The envisioned advantage of sharing research data lies in its potential for reuse. Although many scientific disciplines are embracing data sharing, some face constraints on the data they can share and with whom. It becomes crucial to establish a secure method that efficiently facilitates sharing and verification of data and metadata while upholding privacy restrictions to enable the reuse of scientific data. This presentation highlights our NSF-funded Open Science Chain (OSC) project, accessible at Developed using blockchain technologies, the OSC project aims to address challenges related to the integrity and provenance of research artifacts. The project establishes an API-based data integrity verification management service for data-driven research platforms and hubs, aiming to minimize data information loss and provide support for managing diverse metadata standards and access controls.

Speaker Bio:

Subhashini Sivagnanam is the manager of the Cyberinfrastructure Services and Solutions (CISS) group at the San Diego Supercomputer Center/ UCSD. Her research interests predominantly lie in distributed computing, cyberinfrastructure development, scientific data management, and reproducible science. She serves as the PI/Co-PI on various NSF/NIH projects related to scientific data integrity and developing cyberinfrastructure software.  Furthermore, she oversees the management of UC San Diego’s campus research cluster known as the Triton Shared Computing Cluster.


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Monday, November 13, 2023

Thank You to Debra Chapman and Alec Yasinsac!

Since joining the Trusted CI team in 2021, Debra Chapman and Alec Yasinsac at the University of South Alabama have been leading Trusted CI’s transition to practice (TTP) efforts. Through their work, they have fostered connections between researchers and practitioners and led the creation of a suite of TTP resources based on best practices and successes. In 2023, they hosted two free TTP workshops for researchers and industry professionals to come together and discuss challenges, resources, and how to move forward with transitioning their research.

We thank Debra and Alec for their many contributions to the NSF TTP community and wish them all the best with their future endeavors!

Monday, November 6, 2023

Trusted CI members help Indiana local governments prevent cyber attacks

Trusted CI’s Craig Jackson and Ranson Ricks are leading an effort, called Cybertrack, to help local Indiana governments prevent cyber attacks. Cybertrack was initiated by the Indiana Office of Technology in partnership with cybersecurity experts from Indiana University and Purdue.

To accomplish this, they are relying on the Trusted CI Framework, which has been adopted by the state as part of its standard for local government cybersecurity. The Cybertrack team is expected to complete more than 300 assessments by 2026.

Read the full article published by Indiana University