NECC en News <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p><strong>March 27, 2013 - NH Optical Systems reports successful early tests</strong><br /> Big Green Panther comprises a renewable 20-year IRU on 12 strands of G.652D (best quality) singlemode fiber. It connects the USNH/UMS optical-network node at 1 Sundial Manchester:<br /> * to Plymouth State University<br /> * to Dartmouth Etna Data Center Lebanon<br /> * to Dartmouth campus - 10Vox Lane Hanover.</p> <p><a href=""><b>Link to news article</b></a></p> <p>---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------</p> <p><strong>May 10, 2012 - UDaily - North East Cyberinfrastructure Consortium evaluates past, plans for future</strong><br /> A team of research leaders from Delaware, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont came together recently for the annual North East Cyberinfrastructure Consortium (NECC) meeting. The meeting was held at the Delaware Biotechnology Institute (DBI) in Newark.<br /><a href=""><strong>Link to news article at the UDaily</strong></a></p> <p>----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------</p> <p><strong>March 16th, 2012 - Little Skate Project Featured on Emerging Science - Regenerating Our Future</strong><br /> The little skate, a North Atlantic sea creature resembling a ray, has captured scientists' attention for its incredible regenerative abilities. Now, Northeast scientists from Delaware to Vermont to Maine are mapping the organism's genome in hopes of unlocking its secrets of regeneration for the benefit of humans.</p> <p>Featuring:<br /> Michelle Bailey - Animal Prog. Tech - Mount Desert Island Biological Lab<br /> Kelvin Chu - Associate Director - VT Genetics Network - UVM<br /> Patricia Hand - Admin. Director - Mount Desert Island Biological Lab<br /> Greg Kelly - President - TelJet Longhaul<br /> Ben King - Mount Desert Island Biological Lab<br /> Karl Steiner - Biomedical Engineering - Univ. of Delaware<br /> Kevin Strange - Director - Mount Desert Island Biological Lab<br /> James Vincent - VT Genetics Network - UVM<br /> Dan Weiss - Pulmonary Care - Fletcher Allen Health Care<br /> Voot Yin - Mount Desert Island Biological Lab</p> <p><a href=""></a></p> <p>-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------</p> <p><strong>February 7, 2011- URI is seeking a bioinformaticst</strong><br /> URI’s Biomedical &amp; Pharmaceutical Sciences department is seeking a Bioinformaticist to promote the understanding and utilization of bioinformatics tools and services used by principal investigators supported by the RI-INBRE program and by others at the University of Rhode Island as well as the Network institutions in the state.<br /> Responsibilities will include:<br /> Providing consultation in areas of expertise, organize seminars, workshops, and short courses relevant to the needs and interests of the user community.<br /> Develop collaborative relationships with the North East Cyberinfrastucture Consortium and the Brown University Center for Computation and Visualization.<br /> Procure appropriate software and hardware tools and manage these resources for RI-INBRE.<br /> Ensure that software resources located at the University of Rhode Island are accessible to the INBRE investigators at the Network institutions.<br /> Arrange and administer data storage and backup at a centralized location.<br /> Appointment is for one year, with renewal contingent on performance and funding. Please visit our website at <a href=""></a> to apply online and view complete job details for posting # (6000680).<br /> Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until position is filled.<br /> The following three documents are required at time of application: (1) a cover letter, (2) CV which contains the names and contact information for at least 3 references, statements about service, research and teaching, and (3) the “other” document comprised of three of your publications, pertinent to this position. Only online applications will be accepted. The University of Rhode Island is an AA/EEOD employer and values diversity. </p> <p>-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------</p> <p><strong>December 22nd, 2011 - Little skate Article Highlight: Nature Vol. 480: pg. 416 December 2011.<br /><a href=""></a><br /></strong><br /> -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------</p> <p><strong>December 15th, 2011 - Study of Skates and Sharks Questions Assumptions About 'Essential' Genes<br /><a href=""></a><br /><a href=""></a><br /></strong></p> <p>-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------</p> <p><strong>December 8th, 2011 - NECC fiber enabled researcher noted on as "User of the Month"!<br /><a href=""></a><br /></strong></p> <p>-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------</p> <p><strong>October 12th, 2011: Judith Van Houten briefs U.S. Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee on NSF EPSCoR program<br /><a href=""></a><br /></strong></p> <p>-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------</p> <p><strong>June 2011- NECC 2011 Progress Reports for Year 2<br /><a href=""></a><br /></strong></p> <p>-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------</p> <p><strong>April 1st, 2011: Rhode Island holds a forum to discuss the new broadband and its effects on the state.<br /> See the highlights:<br /><a href=";feature=player_embedded">;feature=player_embedded</a><br /></strong></p> <p>-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------</p> <p><strong>April 29th, 2011: Burlington Press featured a piece on the Streams Project Poster Event<br /><a href=""></a><br /></strong></p> <p>-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------</p> <p><strong>October 29th, 2010: Infusion of Recover Act Funds Boosts Biomedical Research<br /><a href=""></a><br /></strong></p> <p>-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------</p> <p><strong>October 20th, 2010: Skate Genome Workshop Held at MDIBL<br /><a href=""></a><br /></strong></p> <p>-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------</p> <p><strong>June 1st, 2010: Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology hosts first annual Skate Genome Annotation Workshop<br /><a href=""></a><br /></strong></p> </div></div></div> Wed, 09 May 2012 11:46:37 +0000 steve_exler 27 at Home <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>The NSF EPSCoR and <a href="">NIH IDeA</a> northeast region (Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Rhode Island and Delaware) represents a broad range of cyberinfrastructure assets and needs. The three northernmost states are referred to as a black hole of connectivity because ME, NH and VT are not served by facilities-based optical networks in spite of their proximity to backbone connections in surrounding states and Canada. RI, despite its size, has extremely poor connectivity in the southern part of the state. DE is better connected to fiber networks, but requires additional fiber, hardware upgrades and personnel to take maximum advantage of existing and planned collaborations. To develop resilient, high-bandwidth connectivity between research and academic institutions in ME, RI, NH, VT and DE, we formed the North East Cyberinfrastructure Consortium (NECC) in 2006.</p> <p>The North East Cyberinfrastructure Consortium (NECC) is a consortium of five states that are collaborating on building cyberinfrastructure in the NE region. The consortium is not formally affiliated with NSF EPSCoR or the NIH IDeA. The NECC states have a collaborative award from NSF EPSCoR (Track-2) for specific fiber, research, and workforce development and diversity programs. The NECC states have a coordinated set of supplements to INBRE and COBRE grants from NIH NCRR to further build cyberinfrastructure in the region. These supplement cover fiber, research, electronics, and training in cyber-tools and education outreach in the region.</p> <p>Vermont seeks to establish a redundant optical fiber network that connects us to our partner institutions in other states. One leg of the loop, funded by an National Science Foundation Track-2 award, will connect Burlington to the New Hampshire border and on to Boston. The second leg, funded by a National Institutes of Health NCRR INBRE award, will connect Burlington to Albany. Both legs are long-term leases for connectivity at multi-gigabit speeds.</p> <p>This website is wiki based. Content is meant to be editable for collaboration. Anyone can read the information and comment on pages but only certain visitors can edit the information. Please see our <a href="?q=content/how-use-website">How to Use This Website page</a> for information on editing content.</p> </div></div></div> Mon, 07 May 2012 16:51:27 +0000 steve_exler 3 at