The Alliance4CI is a partnership between three NSF-funded projects: Trusted CI, Science Gateways Community Institute (SGCI), and the Cyberinfrastructure Center of Excellence Pilot (CI CoE Pilot). The Alliance4CI builds on and amplifies the alliance members' expertise in the areas of cybersecurity, science gateways, and CI for the Large Facilities' data lifecycle. The alliance strives to enhance Cyberinfrastructure (CI) for science, to serve as a resource for the CI practitioners, and to build best practices around CI community engagement.
The mission of Trusted CI is to lead in the development of an NSF Cybersecurity Ecosystem with the workforce, knowledge, processes, and cyberinfrastructure that enables trustworthy science and NSF’s vision of a nation that is a global leader in research and innovation.
The mission of SGCI is to provide resources, expertise, community support, and education to the creators of gateways serving science and engineering research and education. Through these channels, we hope to speed the development and application of more robust, less expensive, and more sustainable gateways.
The mission of CI CoE is to provide leadership, expertise, and active support to cyberinfrastructure practitioners at NSF Major Facilities and throughout the research ecosystem in order to enable ongoing evolution of our technologies, our practices, and our field, ensuring the integrity and effectiveness of the cyberinfrastructure upon which research and discovery depend.
Cyberinfrastructure consists of computing systems, data storage systems, advanced instruments and data repositories, visualization environments, and people, all linked together by software and high performance networks to improve research productivity and enable breakthroughs not otherwise possible.
Science gateways allow science & engineering communities to access shared data, software, computing services, instruments, educational materials, and other resources specific to their disciplines.
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