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RDM with High Performance Computing (HPC) Part 1

This session will be divided into 2 parts:


The first part will focus on the Tri-Agency RDM Policy requirement of completing a Data Management Plan (DMP), and will introduce the DMP Assistant as a valuable tool in creating a DMP. After providing a walkthrough of the DMP Assistant, the remainder of the session will be spent reviewing and discussing the questions and considerations of the DMP template for Advanced Research Computing (ARC), to help you thoroughly prepare and plan for research projects in a high performance computing (HPC) environment. 


The second part will begin by introducing UBC ARC Sockeye, which is an on-premise HPC system available to UBC researchers. This supercomputer provides an environment to accelerate their research timeline - if you struggle to analyze data on a laptop because of data size, this system is for you. We will outline the technical details of the system, how you can access this resource, as well as use cases. The session will conclude by getting those who have signed up for RDM with HPC 2 to log on to Sockeye, in preparation for that session. 


This session is part 1 of 2 sessions in the RDM with HPC mini-series. There is no obligation to attend the second session, although if you are able to attend both, we think it will be all the more valuable!


Pre-workshop setup:


Please register for a DMP Assistant account.




Nick Rochlin is the Research Data Management Specialist in UBC’s Advanced Research Computing on the Okanagan campus. He has a Masters of Library and Information Studies from UBC, and prior to joining UBC, he worked as a Business Librarian at Okanagan College where his focus was training students on data literacy and business research. He is active in the Portage Network of RDM professionals, co-chairing the Training Expert Group, and is an active member of the FRDR Discovery Redesign Working Group.

Megan Meredith-Lobay is the digital humanities and social sciences analyst for University of British Columbia's Advanced Research Computing team. In addition, Megan serves on the Compute Canada Humanities and Social Sciences National Team. She holds a PhD from the University of Cambridge in Archaeology where she used a variety of computing resources to investigate ritual landscapes in Late Iron Age/Early Medieval Scotland. Megan began her career at the University of Alberta where she supported research computing for the Faculty of Arts. She has also worked at the University of Oxford where she was the programme coordinator for Digital Social Research, an Economic and Social Research Council project to promote advanced ICT in Social Science research.

Jiarui Li is the life science specialist in ARC. He received his bachelor and Ph.D of genetics in Fudan University, China. Before joining ARC, he worked as a postdoctoral fellow at Simon Fraser University, a lecturer in SFU and Shanghai University, and a group leader of NGS department in Applied Biological Materials Inc. He has a wide range of backgrounds in genetics, genomics, molecular biology and bioinformatics in both industry and academia.

This workshop is part of the RDM Fall Series 2021.

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If you have any questions, concerns, or accessibility needs please email doug.brigham@ubc.ca.

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This event is online. Registration closes 6 hours before the event. Registrants receive the link 3 hours before the event.
Wednesday, October 13, 2021
10:00am - 12:00pm
  All     All UBC Students     Faculty     Graduate     Post-Doc     Professional     Staff  
  Research Commons     Research Data Management  

Registration is required. There are 186 seats available.

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