ERN All Hands Meeting 2023

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ERN All Hands Meeting 2023

March 23, 2023 March 24, 2023

The Ecosystem for Research Networking (ERN) All Hands Meeting (AHM) gives the scientific and cyberinfrastructure research community an opportunity to come together and discuss ERN accomplishments, successes, and challenges related to projects, collaborations and partnerships, and ERN Working Groups’ efforts. There will be open discussions and conversations on collaboration opportunities, future working groups, funding opportunities, focus areas and policies as they pertain to areas of community interest including the Big Data movement, cybersecurity and protecting data, research instruments, applications for ERN, education and training. 

Your engagement  in these activities is important to the ERN community, and why we strongly encourage you to attend in person.  To add to that encouragement, we have travel expense assistance funds available through our NSF CC* CIRA grant  for on-site attendees who may have difficulty with covering travel costs.  To ensure the broadest community participation possible, for those who simply are unable to attend in person, we are offering a virtual option for the plenary presentations and a virtual break out session. We strongly encourage in-person attendance to receive the fullest experience, enhance our discussions and explore new relationships with fellow researchers outside of the general meeting sessions.

Location: Audion at Star Campus:
540 S College Ave, Newark, DE 19713


(all times are EDT)

Day 1

8:00 – 8:30 Meet and Greet Breakfast

9:00 – 10:30 Hands On Activities – Part 1

  • Overview – Bala Desinghu,  Rutgers University
  • OSN – Christopher Simmons, MGHPCC
  • Pegasus – Mats Rynge,  University of Southern California

10:30 – 10:45 Break

10:45 – Noon Hands On Activities – Part 2

  • FABRIC – Paul Ruth,  University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • ERN Remote Instrumention demo –
    • Maureen Dougherty, Ecosystem for Research Networking
    • Jason Kaelber & Bala Desinghu, Rutgers University

Noon – 1:00 Lunch

1:00 – 1:15 Welcome & Introductions

1:15 – 1:30 Purpose of this AHM

1:30 – 2:15  Keynote – Democratization of Research  

Speaker Alan Bletecky – The Missing Millions

2:15 – 3:30 State of the ERN

  • Architecture and Federation
  • Broadening the Reach
  • Structural Biology, Materials Discovery, CS, and Next Steps

3:30 – 4:00 Break

4:00 – 4:30 End of Day 1 Wrap-up

5:30 – 7:00 Reception

Day 2

8:00 – 9:00 Meet and Greet Breakfast

9:00 – 9:15 Welcome and set tone for the rest of the morning

9:15 – 10:15 Breakout Groups – Discussion Topics: Collaboration Opportunities, Future Working Groups, Funding opportunities, Focus areas, Policies

Big Data movement, Cybersecurity and Protecting Data, Research Instruments, Applications for ERN, Education and Training

10:15 – 10:45 Break

10:45 – 11:30 Open Discussion – Summary of Breakout Groups

11:30 – Noon Action items and Final Thoughts

Feel free to extend this invitation to your colleagues in academia, industry, government and not for profit organizations who may benefit from the sessions and ERN collaboration.

Any questions, let us know via email at

Thank you,

The ERN Steering Committee