Science Gateways and the Humanities: An Exploratory Study of Their Rare Partnership

Kerk F. Kee, Cassandra Hayes, Sandra Gesing, Annelie Rugg, Shannon Bradley, Steven R. Brandt, Natalie K. Meyers, Richard P. Johnson, Quinn Dombrowski

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Researchers and educators in humanities such as computational linguists, digital humanists, and those doing historical reconstructions are increasingly heavy users of computational and/or data resources. Many know about activities, working groups, and initiatives around the findable, accessible, interoperable, reusable (FAIR) principles and are a driving force for improving the sharing of data and software. However, it seems humanities researchers are less aware of the science gateways community and the end-to-end solutions that science gateways could provide, therefore lacking a driving force for adoption of this technology. This small-scale exploratory study will clarify some of the challenges and needs faced by computational researchers in the humanities that may explain their relatively low participation in the science gateways community. For this paper, we present the results of 19 interviews with seven women, 11 men, and one nonbinary individual from seven states and DC in the United States with a range of professional backgrounds and roles.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)25-33
Number of pages9
JournalComputing in Science and Engineering
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2023

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