The ERN holds workshops and virtual meetings that feature speakers and discussions on topics of interest to the research computing infrastructure community in the Northeast.  Date and location information for past and upcoming meetings is included in the meeting schedule below.

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ERN Structural Biology Voice of the Customer Virtual Workshop

The Rutgers Institute for Quantitative Biomedicine and the Eastern Regional Network are co-organizing an online workshop to solicit feedback from electron microscopists and electron microscopy facility managers regarding their information technology (IT) challenges. The goal of our Voice of the Customer exercise is to ascertain the needs of this rapidly growing community of structural biologists for enumeration in an NSF Mid-scale Research Infrastructure-1 application (Program Solicitation NSF 21- 505, Mid-scale RI-1).

Our proposal seeks funds to establish robust federated IT data transfer networking and data management solutions among ERN-member institutions that will enable facile and secure online access to electron microscopy facilities and the large volumes of data generated therefrom.

Electron microscopists and electron microscopy facility managers working in ERN-member institutions are strongly encouraged to register (at no cost) and contribute to the success of the Mid-scale RI-1 proposal by explaining current IT infrastructure pain points and helping to identify future enhancements for remote access and control of imaging experiments by structural biologists using institutional, regional, and national electron microscopy facilities. Interested parties from outside the ERN, including ex-US institutions, are similarly encouraged to register (at no cost) and participate. The ERN is committed to identifying IT infrastructure solutions that can be disseminated across the nation and around the world.

Please click on the event title to learn how to register.