Working groups support the interest and activities of OCC Members.
The Open Science Data Cloud (OSDC) Working Group
The OSDC Working group tmanages and operates the Open Science Data Cloud (OSDC), which is is a petabyte scale science cloud for researchers to manage, analyze and share their data. Individual researchers may apply for accounts to analyze data hosted by the OSDC. Research projects with TB-scale datasets are encourage to join the OSDC and contribute towards its infrastructure.
By housing the entire scientific research pipeline, from the raw data and the entire computing environment to the analysis tools and results, the OSDC makes scientific research open, transparent, and reproducible. OSDC is also built on open source technology as a model for the scientific community to extend and grow.
Resources in the OSDC ecosystem include the Bionimbus PDC, a secure biomedical cloud operated at FISMA moderate as IaaS with an NIH Trusted Partner status for analyzing and sharing protected datasets. The Bionimbus PDC is a collaboration between the University of Chicago Center for Data Intensive Science (CDIS) and the Open Commons Consortium (OCC). The Bionimbus PDC allows users authorized by NIH to compute over human genomic data in a secure compliant fashion.
Learn more about available resources at opensciencedatacloud.org
BloodPAC Data Commons Working Group
The BloodPAC Data Commons Working Group supports and manages the BloodPAC data commons and the surrounding community interested accelerating the development and validation of liquid biopsy assays to improve the outcomes of patients with cancer through sharing data in a commons.
Working group activities include: i) developing and operating the BloodPAC data commons; ii) working with the BloodPAC members community to determine key datasets to be included; iii) working with the BloodPAC community to prioritize key middleware and data services; iv) providing a governance framework to align the needs of the various project stakeholders.
To learn more about the BloodPAC visit bloodpac.org
Environmental Data Commons Working Group
The Environmental Data Commons Working Group supports and manages the Environmental data commons and the surrounding community interested in the open redistribution of Environmental datasets from OCC stakeholders like NASA and NOAA.
Working group activities include: i) developing and operating a petabyte-scale environmental data commons; ii) working with the alliance community to determine key datasets to be included; iii) working with the alliance community to prioritize key middleware and data services; iv) implementing functional networking and connectivity between data owners and the Environmental Data Commons; v) working with other environmental data alliances to adopt data peering and standards for metadata and ID services; and vi) developing a self-sufficient and sustainable ecosystem through which the Environmental Data Commons can reliably release key datasets to the public.
To learn more about the Environmental Data Commons visit edc.occ-data.org
Project Matsu Working Group
Project Matsu is a collaboration between the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center and the Open Commons Consortium to develop open source technology for cloud-based processing of satellite imagery to support the earth science research community as well as human assisted disaster relief. This working group develops and operates the OCC Matsu Cloud. Matsu resources are also available to those who needed elastic computing capacity to assist with flood and fire disaster relief.