Demo to highlight fast, easy way to create searchable, interactive research databases

January 28, 2015  1:30pm – 2:30pm
DLR 221

Data Store Light, an easy way to create searchable, interactive databases for research and other data through Purdue’s HUBzero platform will be the focus of the next HUBzero Users Group (HUG) meeting, set for Jan. 28.

The meeting will be from 1:30-2:30 p.m. in the Hall of Discovery and Learning Research (DLR), Room 221. Participants also can attend remotely via WebEx, Purdue’s new Web conferencing software. The WebEx meeting number is 640 003 488. The password is hubzero. No registration is necessary and snacks will be served at DLR 221.

In addition to the Data Store Light demo, Erich Huebner, HUB liaison, will discuss the latest updates to HUBzero, a ready-made cyberinfrastructure for research and education. Anyone with an interest in any of the more than 60 HUBzero hubs or HUBzero itself may attend.

For more information contact Ann Bessenbacher, HUG’s chairperson, at

HUG is a combination of hub owners, managers, developers and users, including open source HUBzero adopters. The group meets two or three times a year to get the latest information on HUBzero developments and to share information with each other. The group website is located:

Originally developed at Purdue to power, the award-winning HUBzero now powers Web-based hubs in fields such as cancer treatment, pharmaceutical manufacturing, earthquake mitigation and disaster management, volcanology, environmental modeling, biofuels, and the bonds between humans and companion animals, among others.

A major HUBzero feature is its ability to deploy computational research codes, and visualize and analyze results, all through a Web browser. Built-in social networking creates communities in almost any field or subject matter and facilitates communication and collaboration, distribution of research results, training and education. Moreover, the platform has a growing set of data management and interactive database capabilities.

Originally posted: January 9, 2015  4:03pm