First Week

NSF has a new requirement that all students (undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral) must have had training in Responsible Conduct in Research (RCR) *before* being supported (i.e., paid) by NSF.  

http://www.usc.edu/research/private/NSF_RCR_Mandate_Memo_121009.pdf 

Furthermore, an on-line RCR certification system has been set up for this purpose.  It is found here:

http://www.usc.edu/research/about/policies/responsible_conduct_of_research_rcr/index.html

Please note the following requirements as they apply to all VSoE students:

#      all currently NSF-supported students (undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral) *must* complete the on-line course this spring, as per the Provost's memo;

#      all new incoming PhD students and postdocs *must* complete the on-line course before being set up on payroll;

#      all undergraduates being put on an NSF support *must* complete the on-line course before being set up on payroll;

#      PIs who have or hope to have NSF funding are urged to have all their PhD students and postdocs complete the on-line course in any case, to avoid possible future delays in student payroll if students/postdocs are moved from one grant to another.

Before the students start reading any papers, especially the Globus paper Gaurang or Karan spend 45 minutes with the students

Workflow Papers to Read

Globus and Condor Papers to Read

Second Week

Papers to Read

Setting up of credentials

Help students to get grid certificates

Pegasus Tutorial