RCD Nexus Day 2022

Register now for RCD Nexus Day!

Sunday, July 10, 2022 — Preceding PEARC22

Location: District Hall Boston, 75 Northern Ave, Boston, MA

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Join the RCD Nexus team for this one-day workshop and networking event just for research computing and data (RCD) professionals.

The event takes place at District Hall Boston and its onsite restaurant, Gather — a beautiful, modern venue with views of Boston Harbor.

Choose from one of two tracks:

Track 1: Defining an RCD Capabilities Model Essentials version:

Smaller institutions and emerging RCD programs often find the existing RCD Capabilities Model a bit overwhelming, and/or lack the resources to complete that level of assessment. The RCD CM working group is working to develop an Essentials version of the RCD Capabilities Model to better meet the needs of these smaller institutions and emerging RCD programs. Building on the input from focus groups this spring, the RCD Essentials Model workshop will bring together interested stakeholders to draft an initial version of an assessment tool for review with the community. 

Track 2: Student Workforce Programs & Staff Onboarding and Workforce Development Practices

Recruiting, developing and retaining a diverse and inclusive workforce of RCD professionals and student employees is challenging – In this workshop we aim to bring together RCD managers and professionals to share leading and distinct practices for attracting, onboarding, training and developing RCD professionals and student employees. An expected product will synthesize what we learn to develop a guide to RCD managers in structuring effective recruiting, onboarding, training and workforce development practices, all of which is key to retaining quality staff.


9:00 – 9:10 amCheck-in, coffee, and light breakfast
9:10 – 9:30 am Welcome and general session
9:30 – 10:00 amNetworking break
10:00 – noonTrack-focused breakouts I
Noon – 1:00 pmLunch (provided)
1:00 – 2:30 pmTrack-focused breakouts II
2:30 – 2:45 pmNetworking and refreshments break
2:45 – 4:30 pmTrack-focused breakouts III
4:30 – 5:00 pmFull group reflection and discussion
5:00- 7:00 pmSmall group birds of a feather and networking at onsite restaurant, Gather (heavy hors d’oeuvres provided)

Contact & Cancellations

Questions about the event? Need to cancel your registration? Please send email to daphne@carcc.org.


RCD Nexus is supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant OAC-2100003. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

RCD Nexus Day Sunday July 10 – save the date!

Community,  The RCD Nexus team is hosting workshops on Sunday July 10 preceding PEARC22 in Boston.   We’re planning working sessions on these topics: Student Workforce Programs & Staff Onboarding and Workforce Development Practices and Defining an RCD Capabilities Model Essentials version for smaller institutions and emerging RCD programs  Please save the date and fill in this form to express your interest …