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Wish List - NEEShub: Wish #153

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Ann Christine Catlin

connect project warehouse and hub groups

As NEES community research projects create a project in the project warehouse using the project editor, they are also creating a hub “group” for that same project and same project team for the purpose of day to day collaborative work using the dropbox, analysis with hub tools, etc that are part of the group capability.

There needs to be a close connection between the project warehouse “project group” and the hub “group” created for that same project and project team.

Researchers are getting confused about why these are different and what the differences are. I have some suggestions about how to bring these two components together.


1. When a hub group is created, the creator should have access to a list of warehouse projects that he is a member of. He can then choose to create the hub group with the same title as the project warehouse project and associate the same membership list. That will associate the project in the warehouse with the hub group where there will be day to day collaboration for that project.

We can also immediately create links (in the group wiki for example) to the project in the warehouse so that researchers can move back and forth between the project warehouse and the hub group associated with that project.

2. A “warehouse ready” folder in the dropbox should be created so that researchers can start collecting data that will eventually go to the warehouse.

3. There may be other information in the warehouse that could be linked to the group space for easy access during day to day collaboration, analysis and tool processing. We can review and determine what these might be.

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  1. Rodney Porter

    Having just gone though this, I will pass on the information that I received.

    When a project is created, a corresponding group is also created. Membership in this group is edited in the project by anyone with grant permission, by adding or removing a person from the project. Project group membership is not edited in the group, and except for some projects that had managers for testing purposes, project groups do not have managers (as this is done through the project).

    I agree with your wish for the automatic creation of a wiki entry to link to the project.

    Groups will probably have different ideas on how to flag information that is ready to be uploaded to the project warehouse. Your idea of a warehouse ready folder would be one option. The use of the PEN tool to collaborate within the group would provide a slightly different work flow for uploads to the project warehouse, which may work better in some cases. The addition of more how-to videos to document some of these possibilities is a must.

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    1. Ann Christine Catlin

      I’m not sure we are talking about the same “group”. In my wishlist, I am referring to the hub “group” created and browsed here: https://nees.org/groups/browse

      Many research groups are creating hub groups right along with their warehouse project (same title, same members). The idea is that the hub “group” would be used continuously in day-to-day research …. using the dropbox for exchanging and sharing files, using synchroNEES to transfer files from desktop to dropbox, launching inDEED and the Authoring Tool right from the dropbox tools (and in fact inDEED can be launched directly from a hub group wiki). Matlab and other NEEShub tools can access the dropbox directly, etc, etc, etc. This hub group is the one that I believe should be connected to the warehouse in some important ways (mentioned in the original wish).

      The warehouse ready folder is a way to collect files together —probably from the dropbox — it would be the collection site — and later a transfer mechanism (e.g., PEN) would be used to put the files into the warehous.

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  2. Dawn Weisman

    Thank you for contributing your wish to NEEShub. We value feedback from the community as a means to regularly improve NEEShub. Your wish was recently reviewed and prioritized by the Requirement Analysis and Assessment Subcommittee, which consists of members from the user community.

    These recently prioritized wishes are now being aligned with the immediate and long-term NEES goals by the Cyberinfrastructure Release Committee.

    In the near future we will let you know if your wish will be included in an upcoming NEEShub release.

    Dawn Weisman Director of NEEScomm IT

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  3. Brian Rohler

    Thank you for contributing your wish to NEEShub. We value feedback from the community as a means to regularly improve NEEShub. All wishes are considered and prioritized by the Requirement Analysis and Assessment Subcommittee, which consists of members from the user community. The prioritized wishes are then aligned with the immediate and long-term NEES goals by the Cyberinfrastructure Release Committee so that a workable development plan for the next Release of NEEShub can be designed.

    The functionality described in your wish now exists in NEEShub. It has been implemented into Project Warehouse to the best of the developers ability.

    Brian Rohler, Director of NEEScomm IT

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