Get Involved

Being a part of ACCESS will give you a unique experience, allow you the opportunity to network with other researchers, and give you the chance to discover valuable insights on how to get your research project rolling.

See all the ways you can get involved with ACCESS.

ACCESS Allocation Review Committee (AARC)

The Allocations team is looking for a diverse group of reviewers and is interested in experts from all disciplines, including social sciences, digital arts and humanities and STEM fields.

If interested, please fill out the feedback form here.

ACCESS Researcher Advisory Committee

The ACCESS Researcher Advisory Committee is exploring ways to ensure researcher perspectives are at the forefront of how ACCESS adapts and improves the advanced cyberinfrastructure ecosystem.

If interested, please fill out the feedback form here. Moderators Committee

This committee asynchronously reviews/moderates Ask.CI content, reviews structural and cosmetic changes to the site to align with community usage, identifies new topics to crowdsource from the community and participates in bi/weekly moderators committee meetings. Estimated time commitment is six hours per month, eligible for CCEP reward.

If interested, please fill out form here.

CCEP Selection Committee

The ACCESS Support team is looking to recruit reviewers for applications to the Computational Science & Support Network (CSSN) Community Engagement Program (CCEP). The CCEP is an exciting new travel grant initiative for students, faculty and staff. The time commitment is low, with just a few meetings a year, while the reward is high. You will receive $2,500 travel grant for participating and supporting our next generation of researchers and existing workforce. Visit CEEP Pilot Details for more information.

If interested in participating, please fill out form here.

MATCHPlus/Premier Steering Committee

The steering committee guides outreach efforts, asynchronously reviews engagement requests and suitability of recommended students/mentors, checks progress with up to two concurrent engagement teams and participates in bi-weekly steering committee meetings and monthly meetings of engagement teams. Estimated time commitment is six hours per month, eligible for CCEP reward.

If interested, please fill out form here.

Resource Provider Forum

ACCESS wouldn’t exist without the Resource Providers lending their cyberinfrastructure (CI) to the project. Resource Providers are projects or organizations that provide CI services to the science and engineering community.

If you have a resource you think researchers would benefit from inclusion in ACCESS, start here and join the Resource Provider Forum.

Student Training and Engagement Program (STEP)

STEP works to further community engagement, education and training efforts. Its goal is to encourage careers in cyberinfrastructure by providing students with training on marketable skills in the areas of operations, data and networking, and cybersecurity. STEP will focus on providing these opportunities to traditionally underrepresented groups to improve the diversity of the ACCESS program. STEP is intended for undergraduates or early-career graduate students with a goal to encourage careers in cyberinfrastructure.

If you’re interested in STEP, you can apply here.

Open XDMoD Collaborators

Metrics is looking for software developers and welcomes third-party collaboration. This team works with ACCESS XDMoD, built upon the open-source collaborative Open XDMoD software.

Put in a pull request on GitHub if you’re a developer interested in helping with bug fixes or adding features.

Beta Testers

Metrics is in charge of developing a data analytics utility that will give researchers access to the XDMoD database. They need beta testers and partners who wish to collaborate on research projects to make the application as helpful as possible to researchers.

Contact Metrics directly if you’re interested in helping in these areas.