We are excited to announce a new opportunity for E-Science Institute (ESI) alumni:  the first annual E-Research Peer Network and Mentoring Group course, sponsored by the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) and the Digital Library Federation (DLF).

The E-Research Peer Network and Mentoring Group course will help alumni refine the strategic agendas they began to develop at ESI and assist them in taking the next steps. A select group of consultants will work with participants to assess each institutionís strategic agenda and offer suggestions about planning and implementing research data management services.

The course will begin with a series of virtual meetings for sharing progress on e-science strategic agendas. Participants will continue to refine their agendas as the course progresses, and will receive a personalized consultation with a faculty member and a CLIR/DLF Data Curation postdoctoral fellow. Teams will have the opportunity to work together on ways to integrate research data management into each institutionís services. The course will culminate with an in-person meeting on October 26, 2014, where peer groups will have the opportunity to further discuss challenges and solutions to common e-research issues.

Participants will be encouraged to continue engagement with the community during the course and to maintain regular meetings and contact after the course ends. CLIR/DLF will support the community of practice that emerges as a result of the networking group.

The E-Research Peer Network and Mentoring Group will launch with a webinar on March 12, 2014. The fee for the course is $5,000 per institution with up to three participants.

Registration is open until March 11, 2014. Save $500 by registering by February 28. Please contact Rita Van Duinen, [log in to unmask], with any questions.

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