Project: Open XDMoD Value Analytics (XDMoD-VA)

Primary UITS contacts: Matthew Link

Last update: January 31, 2017

Description: Demonstrating the value of campus-based cyberinfrastructure (CI) to the institutions that invest in CI is intrinsically difficult. Demonstrating the relative contribution of CI and associated expertise to any new discovery can be challenging, and reviews of successful grant proposals often fail to indicate how important campus-based CI was to their success. The NSF-funded Open XDMoD Value Analytics module will allow university administrators to make informed decisions about funding campus-based CI for their institutions by enabling a deeper understanding of how grants and publications are supported by local CI.

Open XDMoD, developed by the SUNY Buffalo Center for Computational Research (CCR), is an existing, NSF-funded, open-source tool that provides a wide range of metrics and performance diagnostics for high performance computing (HPC) resources. The Open XDMoD Value Analytics (XDMoD-VA) module is being developed for institutions to install locally within existing Open XDMoD installations to compile metrics based on the grant outcomes and publications of their local researchers. These metrics will help administrators assess, in scientific and financial terms, the impact campus CI investments have had on scientific research at their institutions and on the ability of their researchers to secure grant-based funding.

XDMoD-VA is supported by an 18-month $296,000 NSF grant (Award #ACI-1566393).

Milestones and status:

  • Get ORCID IDs for project staff Completed March 2016
  • Create first draft of agenda for face2face meeting Completed March 2016
  • Set date for Buffalo trip Completed March 2016
  • Add CNS folks to Jira for easier tracking Completed April 2016
  • Schedule biweekly telecon Completed April 2016
  • Setup account for CNS folks Completed May 2016
  • Write a BOF draft for submission at XSEDE Completed May 2016
  • Announce grant funding to potential users in grant Completed June 2016
  • Develop a script that dumps Kuali to CSV Completed June 2016
  • Develop a script that dumps ADS to CSV Completed June 2016
  • Send out press release about the XDMoD grant Completed June 2016
  • Create recommendation for handling Trinity grant Completed August 2016
  • Build a slide deck about the VA project Completed August 2016
  • Figure out how our financial view relates to Kuali Completed August 2016
  • BU: Finalize input format for grants and ID data Completed August 2016
  • Check on reporting requirements for EAGER grants Completed August 2016
  • Examine AD for group memberships and provide that information Completed August 2016
  • Create SC16 Meeting Agenda Completed December 2016
  • Install new test version of XDMoD-VA at IU and ingest IU-proprietary data (ID and grants) In progress June 2016
  • Work with SDSC to become beta testers In progress August 2016
  • Prepare for annual report probably due next March In progress August 2016
  • Work with Kansas to become beta testers In progress September 2016
  • Work with Oklahoma State to become beta testers In progress September 2016
  • Work with Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center to become beta testers In progress October 2016
  • Work with Colorado to become beta testers In progress October 2016
  • Work with Mississippi State to become beta testers
  • Find out if there is a way to determine date of detachment from the university
  • Work with TAMU to become beta testers
  • Provide supporting information for annual report in fastlane
  • Build ingestors for PeopleSoft and Ellucian
  • Create code that dumps SDB financial data from NSF and NIH to CSV
  • Create a script to download ORCID data
  • Determine if SciShell service can output in JSON or should it return images directly
  • Support a Java server that SciShell can use, Jetty perhaps, on XDMoD server
  • Install test version of grants and ID ingestor at IU

Aids achievement of the following Empowering People actions:

  • Recommendation A1
    • Action 4: Cyberinfrastructure. IU should continue to advance its local cyberinfrastructure, its participation in national cyberinfrastructure, and its efforts to win federal funding for cyberinfrastructure programs that enhance IU's research capabilities.
    • Action 5: Philosophy of abundance. IU should pursue strategies that approximate a philosophy of abundance, within reason, towards unmetered availability of basic IT services, support, and infrastructure for creative activity, storage, computation, communication, and other activities fundamental to the work of the university via any appropriate sourcing strategy.
    • Action 6: Leveraging partnerships. IU should continue its highly successful program of relationships with hardware, software, and services vendors, and seek additional partnerships and creative exchanges that provide mutual benefits.
  • Recommendation A4
    • Action 16: External funding. OVPIT should continue to lead and expand its efforts to effectively partner with academic units, campuses, administrative units, or individual investigators for external funding opportunities.
  • Recommendation A7
    • Action 24: World-class IT staff. IU should remain competitive with regard to compensation, benefits, facilities, workplace climate, and quality of life offerings through funding choices to attract, develop, and retain the very best technical and professional staff.
    • Action 25: Research into IT. IU should support and pursue research into information technology itself. IT Professionals and faculty should seek partnership opportunities for scholarly publication and invention disclosure that document meritorious research and discovery.
  • Recommendation B11
    • Action 51: IU should develop its IT capabilities to support and enhance the flow of innovation from researchers and innovators to the practical use of the public and private sectors of the state of Indiana and beyond.
  • Recommendation C15
    • Action 70: IT-enabled research. IU should purposefully select areas of great and timely promise for strategic development of IT-enabled research, scholarship, and/or creative activity.
    • Action 71: IT-enabled research resources. IU should identify a base of resources to provide both initial and sustained investments in selected areas for IT-enabled research, scholarship, and/or creative activity. This may include reallocating current resources and developing new ones, including endowments, grants, and/or additional fees.
  • Recommendation C15
    • Action 70: IT-enabled research. IU should purposefully select areas of great and timely promise for strategic development of IT-enabled research, scholarship, and/or creative activity.
    • Action 71: IT-enabled research resources. IU should identify a base of resources to provide both initial and sustained investments in selected areas for IT-enabled research, scholarship, and/or creative activity. This may include reallocating current resources and developing new ones, including endowments, grants, and/or additional fees.

Related information:

Project team: The XDMoD-VA modules are being developed by UITS Research Technologies in conjunction with IU's Cyberinfrastructure for Network Science Center (CNS) and the SUNY Buffalo Center for Computational Research (CCR).

Governance:

Principal Investigator: Matthew Link
Director, Systems, UITS Research Technologies
Co-PI: Dr. Katy Börner
Director, IU Cyberinfrastructure for Network Science Center
Co-PI: Dr. Thomas Furlani
Director, SUNY Buffalo Center for Computational Research
Co-PI: Robert Henschel
Director, Science Community Tools, UITS Research Technologies
Co-PI: Steven M. Gallo
Lead Software Engineer, SUNY Buffalo Center for Computational Research

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