What is CIP?
CI Professionals refers to the community of individuals who provide a broad spectrum of skills and expertise to the scientific and engineering research enterprise by inventing, developing, deploying and/or supporting research CI and CI users. Examples of CI Professionals include CI system administrators, CI research support staff, CI research software engineers, data curators, and CI facilitators, and may also include computational research scientists and engineers who are not in traditional academic paths.
What is the SCI CIP Co-Op?
The SCI CIP Co-Op is a voluntary community of research computing and data experts at SCI working together in supporting and sustaining SCI’s world-class research efforts. These experts (CIP), hold various titles which include software developer or software engineer, and perform a wide range of advanced services fostering the growing SCI research enterprise.
The Co-Op provides researchers and CIP at SCI with a unified environment whereby software development, communication, training and planning efforts can be coordinated seamlessly across the various research projects at SCI. While the individual projects might use one or two CIPs, the Co-Op offers the support, collaboration, and resources of a larger development team by pooling the collective efforts of the dozens of CIP across SCI.
SCI’s CIPs provide high-quality, and reliable software in support of SCI research projects. The Co-Op will provide a stable lifecycle for software projects, maintain an efficient development process and create a community whereby CIP and research projects will continue to thrive.
What are the major components of the Co-Op?
While there are a wide range of benefits to CIP and PIs by participating in the Co-Op the primary components of the community include the following:
- Skills training for existing and future projects
- Bridge funding as ramp up or ramp down
- Career planning and retention
- Uniform annual goal setting and evaluation
- SCI-wide coordination with PIs of personnel, workload and communication
Co-Op Training Events
These training events are free and open to anyone in the higher ed community in Utah. They are hybrid in-person and over zoom. Location details can be found in the event links.
Past events are archived on our youtube channel