Use Cases from Research Computing

Research software supports a wide variety of research needs. To understand these needs and how software helps, we document use cases. Use cases begin as user stories, each of which describes a feature needed in research computing. (You can Login to describe a user story here in the portal.) Use cases expand on user stories by adding details about how they appear in current systems and software. (Use cases and user stories are concepts from the Agile development process.) Use cases can be grouped into high-level topics, and this portal has four topics: scientific computing, scientific data, account management, and community building.

In the diagram below, hold your pointer over each block to see specific activities.
Click a block to explore the use cases within each activity.

Account Management Scientific Computing Scientific Data Enabling Functions Community Building

Other views:

  1. Alphabetic use case list
  2. Use cases by category
  3. Use cases and components being worked on
  4. Use cases for specific user types