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Criteria for Assessing ECS Requests

Required Criteria

  • The applicant is not currently receiving ECS support.
  • Deliverables from the proposed ECS project will remove or reduce a specific computational bottleneck.
  • The applicant has provided a viable plan for executing the project with specific milestones and timeline.
  • The applicant has provided a specific, viable plan for making ECS-facilitated deliverable(s) available to the public through CyVerse.
  • The science is within the scope of CyVerse’s Science Enablement Vision.
  • CyVerse staff estimate that the ECS project can be completed in 6 months or less.
  • CyVerse personnel with necessary expertise to conduct the ECS engagement are available within the next 6 months.

Desired Criteria

  • The ECS proposal includes a specific commitment by the applicant of informatician and/or developer time to assist with implementation.
  • From a technical perspective, the solution can be implemented using existing components of CyVerse’s CI, requiring minimal software development effort.
  • There is no alternative, workable solution already available through CyVerse or elsewhere.
  • There is clear evidence that the resulting deliverable(s) has potential to enable science for scientists beyond the applicant’s immediate network of collaborators.