Decide how CADRE advances your research with User Stories

Research needs are varied and dynamic. While CADRE can ease the many technical and financial obstacles researchers face when working with large data resources, our platform also has the flexibility to fit more specific research needs. To better understand those needs, we collect User Stories.

Whether you are an academic researcher, librarian, or technical provider, CADRE’s ongoing call for User Stories allows you to tell us what you want from CADRE.

Maybe you are a researcher who requires the CADRE platform to apply multiple graph visualization tools, such as Gephi or VoS, to the same query result so you can explore your data more easily.  

Or you might be a researcher with multiple affiliations, who wants to ensure the code you store in your repository will live in a cloud and not become lost if you change affiliations.

Perhaps you like that CADRE allows you to save space by running queries on the cloud server, but you also want the ability to download data locally to share findings with outside collaborators.

Then tell us—the CADRE team took each of the stories above into serious consideration when we began developing our platform.

User Stories give insight into the functionality requirements of different types of researchers, which will help us build a platform that better suits the needs of every researcher who uses CADRE. Any request ranging from specific interface design elements to a general computational environment will assist in our future development decisions.

How to submit stories

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CADRE wants to hear what you need from our platform.

No user story is too trivial to share, and you can submit as many stories as you want.

Simply visit our User Story Collection page and tell us about who you are. Explain your project goals and what CADRE functionalities could help you achieve those goals.

If you are also interested in taking advantage of CADRE’s current resources and capabilities, consider applying to the CADRE Fellowship Program. The deadline for the first round of CADRE Fellows is June 25. Similar to User Stories, this fellowship will help CADRE better understand the needs of its researchers.

How will CADRE advance your research? Tell us your story today.

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Deadline extended to become a CADRE Fellow

The Collaborative Archive & Data Research Environment (CADRE) is extending the deadline to apply for the CADRE Fellowship Program to June 25. Academic researchers and librarians from any institution are invited to apply.

If you are not familiar with CADRE, we are an IMLS-funded project that provides sustainable, affordable, and standardized data- and text-mining services for licensed big datasets, as well as open and non-consumptive datasets too large or unwieldy to work with in existing research library environments. CADRE offers academic researchers access to these data in a secure cloud-based platform.

The benefits of being a CADRE Fellow include:

  • Full travel support to present your work at ISSI 2019 in Rome this fall,
  • Free and early access to our cloud-computing resources,
  • Access to big bibliometric datasets, including the Web of Science and Microsoft Academic Graph,Drawing of a bar graph showing WoS and MAG datasets.
  • And training and technical support for the CADRE platform and for your project.

Please note, your affiliated institution must license the Web of Science data for you to access it—you can contact to check if you have access. Microsoft Academic Graph is available to everyone.

Fellowship Requirements

This fellowship program will help the CADRE team form expansive relationships with researchers, librarians, and data providers to gain critical feedback on developing the CADRE platform. As such, you do not need to have extensive programming experience to use CADRE. The platform will provide a user-friendly graphical user interface for data querying.

Applicants can form research teams consisting of graduate students, staff, and faculty from any U.S. or non-U.S. university—and teams can span any discipline and institution. You may also submit a research proposal without a team.

Sound interesting? Submit your CADRE Fellowship proposal here by June 25.

You can find more information about the CADRE Fellowship Program here. Fellows will be selected the first week of July.

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