Acknowledging NCAR/CISL

A requirement of all allocations and use of NCAR HPC resources managed by CISL, including the Research Data Archive, is to acknowledge NCAR and CISL support for your research. Our ability to identify supported scientific results helps ensure continued support from NSF and other sources for future HPC systems.

Upon completion of your project, NCAR requires an accomplishment report containing (a) the research results obtained using NCAR resources, (b) a list of scientific publications that resulted from this research, (c) the names and affiliations of graduate students who used NCAR resources, and (d) the title, author, and relevant citation data for any theses or dissertations produced using NCAR computational resources. The accomplishment report should be sent as a PDF to alloc@ucar.edu

A PI’s or project lead’s subsequent allocations may be delayed pending compliance with these reporting requirements.


For Yellowstone projects

To help us better track the impact of NCAR HPC resources, we are experimenting with a new tool and methods for acknowledging support. See this link for some publications that are tracked this way.

Citation formats. We prefer that you cite your use of the Yellowstone system (and/or the Geyser and Caldera clusters) with the following citation formats, based on the source of your allocation and modified as needed to conform with citation style guidelines. Most important, please include the Archival Resource Key (ARK)http://n2t.net/ark:/85065/d7wd3xhc — (similar to a DOI) that is unique to Yellowstone.

[1] Computational and Information Systems Laboratory. 2012. Yellowstone: IBM iDataPlex System (Climate Simulation Laboratory). Boulder, CO: National Center for Atmospheric Research. http://n2t.net/ark:/85065/d7wd3xhc.

[2] Computational and Information Systems Laboratory. 2012. Yellowstone: IBM iDataPlex System (University Community Computing). Boulder, CO: National Center for Atmospheric Research. http://n2t.net/ark:/85065/d7wd3xhc.

[3] Computational and Information Systems Laboratory. 2012. Yellowstone: IBM iDataPlex System (NCAR Community Computing). Boulder, CO: National Center for Atmospheric Research. http://n2t.net/ark:/85065/d7wd3xhc.

[4] Computational and Information Systems Laboratory. 2012. Yellowstone: IBM iDataPlex System (Wyoming-NCAR Alliance). Boulder, CO: National Center for Atmospheric Research. http://n2t.net/ark:/85065/d7wd3xhc

Acknowledgments. Acknowledgments are somewhat more difficult to track electronically due to the many possible variations, but you may choose to acknowledge support from Yellowstone if the citation method described above is inappropriate. You may modify the following examples as appropriate; however, please include at least the ARK in the acknowledgment text, as you would include funding agency award numbers.

For University/CHAP and NCAR allocations

We would like to acknowledge high-performance computing support from Yellowstone (ark:/85065/d7wd3xhc) provided by NCAR's Computational and Information Systems Laboratory, sponsored by the National Science Foundation.

For Climate Simulation Lab (CSL) allocations

Computing resources (ark:/85065/d7wd3xhc) were provided by the Climate Simulation Laboratory at NCAR's Computational and Information Systems Laboratory, sponsored by the National Science Foundation and other agencies.

For Wyoming-NCAR Alliance allocations

We would like to acknowledge the use of computational resources (ark:/85065/d7wd3xhc) at the NCAR-Wyoming Supercomputing Center provided by the National Science Foundation and the State of Wyoming, and supported by NCAR's Computational and Information Systems Laboratory.


For Bluefire projects

University/CHAP and NCAR allocations

We would like to acknowledge high-performance computing support provided by NCAR's Computational and Information Systems Laboratory, sponsored by the National Science Foundation.

Climate Simulation Lab (CSL) allocations

Computing resources were provided by the Climate Simulation Laboratory at NCAR's Computational and Information Systems Laboratory, sponsored by the National Science Foundation and other agencies.

For Janus projects

Computational resources were provided by NSF-MRI Grant CNS-0821794, MRI-Consortium: Acquisition of a Supercomputer by the Front Range Computing Consortium (FRCC), with additional support from the University of Colorado and NSF sponsorship of the National Center for Atmospheric Research.

For use of RDA data sets

The data were provided by the Data Support Section of the Computational and Information Systems Laboratory at the National Center for Atmospheric Research. NCAR is supported by grants from the National Science Foundation.

We also ask that you acknowledge the original source(s) of the data, which can be found on the RDA data set home page.