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2013 NUFO Annual Meeting

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

June 19 - 23, 2013

To register, please go to the meeting web site: 2013 National User Facility Organization (NUFO) Annual Meeting Berkeley, California June 19-21, 2013 Please join us on June 19-21 for the 2013 NUFO Annual Meeting, which will be held at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California and hosted jointly by the six user facilities at LBNL: the Advanced Light Source, The Molecular Foundry, the Joint Genome Institute, the National Center for Electron Microscopy, ESNet and NERSC. User representatives, user administrators, NUFO general members, friends of NUFO, facility communications and business managers, and others interested in scientific user facilities are invited to attend this meeting. We also encourage NUFO members to invite other individuals from their institutions or user communities who would be interested and/or benefit from this program. There will be breakout sessions to interact with colleagues and share best practices  as well as plenary talks focused on the theme 'The Future of Scientific Data: Strategies for Facilities."   As the nation's user science facilities become an increasingly interconnected set of discovery capabilities, we discuss the wide-ranging ways in which data comes to the forefront of facility priorities.  In-depth discussions of best practices for facilities involved in big data, data archiving and stewardship, or who should provide data services to the public will take place in breakout sessions; also included will be plenary sessions with talks by data science experts.  NUFO hopes one of the meeting outcomes will be the identification/development of user-data strategies that will allow facilities to enable new science as well as improve how facilities leverage their own operational data. A year-in-review update, NUFO business topics, and reports from the NUFO Working Groups will also be included on the agenda.  Please note: there is a registration fee to attend this meeting ($100). If you work at a national laboratory please put your name in the conference approval process to ensure that you will be able to attend this meeting.