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CyVerse: Cyberinfrastructure for the Life Sciences

Status: Archived

Archived funding opportunity

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Important information for proposers

All proposals must be submitted in accordance with the requirements specified in this funding opportunity and in the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) that is in effect for the relevant due date to which the proposal is being submitted. It is the responsibility of the proposer to ensure that the proposal meets these requirements. Submitting a proposal prior to a specified deadline does not negate this requirement.


CyVerse is a national computational resource that provides cyberinfrastructure to enable basic and applied research across the life sciences, and to train scientists in its use. The strong shift towards open innovation and open science necessitates a new level of interdisciplinary collaboration among geographically distributed teams of researchers. These collaborations require a higher level of scientific, technical, and computational rigor to ensure reproducibility and productivity as teams bring their customized analysis pipelines, toolkits, and best practices for wider use and dissemination. The expertise of the groups involved in the proposed work uniquely positions this project to meet these future needs and to continue providing best-in-class services to a diversity of life science researchers. CyVerse provides and supports a vertically integrated set of flexible and highly usable software-based services tailored to meeting the distinctive needs of life science researchers at all career stages, technological proficiencies, and computing services demand. CyVerse provides a cyberinfrastructure for the life sciences that acts as a “gateway” through which a broad diversity of researchers and educators can access remote and powerful computing resources through an interface that hides the complexity of cyberinfrastructure and presents a suite of familiar tools and data sources. Resources like CyVerse have transformed the way scientists work with data, accelerated the pace of discovery, and have democratized participation in leading edge research.  


The objectives of the proposed project are to sustain the core activities of CyVerse to continue providing service to existing users and to accommodate new users of our infrastructure. To meet these needs CyVerse will CyVerse will continue to provide reliable cyberinfrastructure through access to scalable computational and data management resources, ensuring that those resources are robust, secure, and dependable. CyVerse will also continue to enable science by providing support to science and research communities through targeted scientific collaborations and partnerships. Finally, Cyverse will continue to provide user training in the effective use of CyVerse for research.  CyVerse’s training and education activities have reached thousands of scientists at all levels of expertise and will continue to positively impact the ability of life scientists to pursue data-enabled research.  For more information, see the CyVerse website (https://www.cyverse.org).



Program contacts

Peter H. McCartney
pmccartn@nsf.gov (703) 292-8470