This is the final week to register for the DuraSpace/ARL/DLF E-Science Institute!  There are just a few openings available for the fall 2012 offering, which runs from September 6 through December 13. To register, visit http://duraspace.org/e-science-institute

The E-Science Institute is designed to help academic and research libraries develop a strategic agenda for e-research support, with a particular focus on the sciences. The Institute consists of a series of interactive modules that take small teams of individuals from your institution through a dynamic learning process to strengthen and advance their strategy for supporting computational scientific research. The coursework begins with a series of exercises for teams to complete at their institutions, and culminates with an in-person workshop. Local institution assignments help staff establish a high level understanding of research support background needs and issues.  

Originally funded and developed by the sponsors and supporting institutions of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) / Digital Library Federation (DLF) and it was previously only available to their members. Going forward the E-Science Institute will be managed by the DuraSpace organization in partnership with ARL and CLIR/DLF, and will be open to all institutions. The current offering of the Institute includes improvements based on participant and faculty feedback as well as content updates as e-research services continue to mature individually and collectively. 

The registration deadline is September 1 and the launch webinar will be held next Thursday, September 6 at 1pm Eastern. 

For more information, please visit http://duraspace.org/e-science-institute.