Resources

May 13th, 2015

RESOURCES

Our group is committed to producing practical resources and tangible strategies that community members can incorporate in their work environments.  These resources are designed to guide you and your team to be productive, efficient, and successful.

Pathways to Adopting Cyberinfrastructure

This poster examines three pathways to promoting CI adoption, through the networker’s pathway, the educator’s pathway, and the administrator’s pathway.

The Multidimensionality of Cyberinfrastructure: Objects, Practices, and Ideologies in the e-Science Community

This analysis revels preliminary findings about the objects, practices and ideologies that make up cyberinfrastructure.

Strategic Opinion Leadership for the Adoption and Diffusion of Cyberinfrastructure

This poster sets forth three specific strategies (i.e., storytelling, teach-to-fish, and one-to-many) that opinion leaders can employ to promote CI adoption and diffusion.

Accelerating Cyberinfrastructure Adoption: Understanding the Strategies behind Expediting Diffusion

This poster examines the roles of the teach-to-fish strategy, readiness to change, and institutional support in expediting cyberinfrastructure diffusion.

Understanding the Human Factor as a Dimension of Cyberinfrastructure

This poster examines the role of human participants, especially in training and support, community of practice, and advocacy, in the complex phenomenon of cyberinfrastructure.

Accelerating Cyberinfrastructure: Understanding Innovation Attributes and Adopter Categories of the Diffusion of Innovations Theory in the Context of e-Science

This poster examines how organizational capacity relates to diffusion theory, specifically innovation attributes and adopter categories, within the process of CI adoption.

An Investigation of Collaboration Between Internal and External  
Groups Within E-Science

This poster builds upon research of communication by examining how different mediums (e.g., face-to-face communication, computer-mediated communication) are utilized in a variety of contexts (e.g., internal, external, hybrid) by dispersed collaborators.

Assessing Organizational Readiness in E-Science Projects 

This poster provides a preliminary investigation of organizational assessment of e-science projects to adopt cyberinfrastructure, which will allow these e-science groups to adopt new strategies that would improve their capacity for cyberinfrastructure diffusion.

Learning the Ropes: Fostering Positive Culture Through  
Documentation, Leadership, and Socialization Within Organizations

In an investigation about organizational culture, this poster examines how documentation, socialization, and leadership within an organization can foster positive culture, which will ultimately lead an organization to reach its highest potential.

The Group Approach to Spreading Awareness of Cyberinfrastructure in the U.S. Scientific Community

In order to understand the spread of awareness in cyberinfrastructure, this poster investigates how the group approach and the individual approach differ in the context of diffusion of awareness.

The Recursive Cycle of Sustainability in E-Science Organizations  


This poster sets forth an explanation for the relationship between funding, organizational structure, and track record in the context of sustainability in e-science organizations.

The Social Factors of Virtual Organizations: Fostering Relationships, Promoting Motivation, and Establishing a Lead Coordinator 

Through comparing and contrasting traditional organizations and virtual organizations, this poster offers that there certain social factors that are essential for both traditional organizations and also virtual organizations.

Repurposing Tools – A Diffusion Strategy

Through the lens of the theory of diffusion of innovation and concept of reinvention, this poster examines the relationship between a tool’s potential for reinvention and repurposing and its potential for diffusion.

Towards a Hybrid Model of Communication & Organizing in the Modern Workplace 

This poster offers a hybrid model of communication in which dispersed collaborators balance face-to-face interactions with virtual interactions in order to meet objectives and achieve synergy

The Key Principles of Virtual Organization Structures that Promote the Sustainable Development of Emerging Computational Tools 


This poster discusses principles of the ‘long now’ mindset, facilitating synergy, and reconfiguring motivational structure as strategies that promote effective, productive, and sustainable tool development.

Time Related Issues in e-Science Projects and Computational Tool Development 

This poster offers insights into critical time-related issues in projects, such as stability in staffing,life cycle of a project, and divided time, all of which affect the success of an e-science project and its computational tool development.

Attributes of Successful Computational Tools in Big Data Science 

In examining the characteristics of experimental computational tools in prototype and incubator phases, certain characteristics are argued to be particular attributes that make the tool well adopted and diffused throughout the larger scientific community.

Being Permanently Beta: The Iterative Nature of Computational Tools in Big Data Science 

This poster elaborates on the key activities of tools and how they are used and implemented by researchers in computational and data-enabled science and engineering. Practical strategies for both developers and users include: the initial need, feedback, and redevelopment of tools through interactive communication between user and developer.

Funding, Structure, and Shared Responsibility: Macro Conditions Shaping the Computational and Big Data Movement 

In essence, this project investigates the various limitations and advantages of the funding tensions, organizational structure, and motivations of the virtual organization teams themselves and how they shape the way computational scientists, domain scientists, institutions and federal agencies function.

Looking Inside the Black Box: Computational Tool Development in Big Data Science 

This poster offers insights into the key activities that constitute productive collaborations among multidisciplinary participants in computational tool development and implementation in big data science.

The Role of Feedback in the Nonlinear Development and Use of Computational Tools in Big Data Science 

The investigation offers strategies for geographically dispersed collaborators. Recommendations include: construct a routine schedule to convene, engage in periodical face-to-face relationship, and understand a dynamic objective that serves as a driving force for the vision of the project.

Overcoming Challenges of Geographic Dispersion in Virtual Organizations for Big Data Science 

The key focus on this poster is on the role of feedback in linking development and use through the different stages of tool evolution and discusses collaboration in the development phase, the importance of feedback, and how to collaborate with feedback.