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User Guide

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Welcome to the Cyberteam Portal Users Guide! 

This portal is part of a family of websites connected by a common infrastructure known as Connect.Cyberinfrastructure (https://cnct.ci/). If you are a student interested in learning about research computing facilitation, a cyberinfrastructure professional willing to mentor, or researcher/educator seeking assistance with a project, register on the portal to connect to the community. The Cyberteam Portal is where you can create a project, join an ongoing initiative, and explore the Cyberteam resources.

Join a Cyberteam Portal

To join the Cyberteam, you can create an account by clicking "Join" in the top right hand corner of the page. When creating your account, select the account type that best describes your desired role in the Cyberteam (see below for details). Make sure when creating your account to select the "Program" that corresponds with your portal.

Once you have created your account and logged in, you may update your profile to identify yourself as a student-facilitator, mentor, and/or researcher (see below) and add tags to your profile representing your skills and interests. "Skills tags" identify topics on which you are willing to answer questions and "interest tags" identify topics you are interested in learning more about.

Get Involved

For Researchers/Educators

After you have logged into your account, browse to the "Projects" page and click the "Add a New Project" button to add your proposed research project.

As with your account, select the appropriate "program" for your project so that it appears in the correct portal.

In addition to the required field denoted with red asterisks, when submitting also provide a Project Image, Tags and at least 3 Milestones, with special attention to an "End" milestone. All other fields can be filled in at a later date with help from your anchor institution leader. If you have any questions about how to fill out the project submission form, feel free to contact us.

For Student Facilitators and Mentors

After you have logged into your account, browse to the "Projects" page. Review the "Recruiting" projects and if you see a project you would like to join, click the "I'm Interested" link. One of the steering committee managers will then be in contact to follow up, set up an interview and connect you to a project.

Cyberteam Roles

  • Researcher/Educator - The researcher/educator role denotes our Project Leaders, who will submit potential projects to the portal. A student and one or more mentors will then join these projects to complete them. Projects are typically 3 or 6 months in length. If the project requires computational resources, the program can facilitate access to appropriate resources at one of the anchor institutions. If the project leader already has a mentor and/or student who will complete the project, they can contact us with that information.
  • Student Facilitator - Student facilitators can apply to projects proposed by one of our project leaders, working closely with a mentor to complete the project. Projects are either 3 or 6 months in length and student facilitators will receive stipends, depending on expertise and the length of the project, unless other compensation has been arranged (such as course credit).
  • Mentor - Mentors are volunteers who work closely with a student facilitator and the associated project leader to complete a project. The mentors provide technical expertise, such as programming skills and HPC experience, as well as facilitation expertise to assist the student in handing-off the deliverables to the project leader at the end of the project.

Access to Resources

There is a plethora of resources available through the Cyberteam Portal. Visit our People, Tags, Projects, and Resources pages to explore the array of opportunities the Cyberteams have to offer.

Interested in joining the conversation and asking questions to your fellow scientists? The Cyberteam Portal connects to the online discussion forum Ask.CI where knowledge from hundreds of computational scientists from a wide range of institutions on a broad range of research disciplines is aggregated. All participants in the Cyberteam are encouraged to contribute to the Learning Resources and Ask.CI. Learning Resources on the Cyberteam Portal and Ask.CI are tagged based on subject matter using a common tagging infrastructure to make it easy to find information.

Navigating the Portal

Networking

  • People Page (accessed from the main Navigation menu at the top of your screen)

    • Explore a community of student-facilitators, mentors, and researchers by navigating through filters for region and role

    • Filter people by region and user role 

  • Individual Profiles (accessed at the top right corner of your screen by the login prompt)

    • Add your occupation, institution, degree, resume, interests, skills, projects, and/or HPC experience

Projects

  • Projects Page

    • Explore projects at a variety of institutions in a specific region

    • Filter projects by title, project institution, project owner, and tags

  • Submit a Project

    • Outline the project description, deliverables, milestones, planned portal contributions, planned publications, and any resources necessary to complete the project

    • Define the project’s potential impact on the project’s principal discipline, formation of infrastructure, technology transfer, or society beyond science and technology

  • Individual Project Profiles

    • Displays project title, status, owner, region, description, tags, and contact information

    • If you are logged in, projects that are recruiting will show "I'm interested" flag which can be clicked to express interest. 

Tags

  • Tags Page 

    • Find projects, people, and resources related to a specific topic by selecting a tag

    • Request a tag to be created

Self-service Learning

  • Resources

    • Compilation of libraries, workshops, tutorials, examples, and other training materials

  • Get Help from the Help Desk

    • Submit a ticket through the contact form to the Help Desk and receive a response within one business day.

  • Ask a Question to the Community

Community

  • Blogs 

    • Share an event with the community or discover opportunities. 

  • News (accessed from the "About Us" tab on the main Navigation menu)

    • View published articles and press releases by regional sites