ECSS Checklist


As XSEDE reaches the end of its operational period on August 31, 2022, it's important to note that NSF's follow-on project, Advanced Cyberinfrastructure Coordination Ecosystem: Services & Support (ACCESS), does not explicitly provide for services currently available via XSEDE's Extended Collaborative Support Services (ECSS) program. While there may be some provision by ACCESS service providers once all the tracks, which are part of the ACCESS infrastructure, are awarded, current ECSS clients should prepare for managing their research in the event such support is no longer available.


Here are some considerations to help you prepare for the transition from XSEDE to ACCESS.


Preparing for XSEDE Transitioning to ACCESS

  • Evaluate your readiness to continue operating without ECSS, which ends as part of XSEDE on August 31, 2022.
  • Meet with your ECSS consultant to discuss options for continued support beyond XSEDE.
  • Determine if it's possible to write support assistance – such as what ECSS has offered – into future awards, working directly with Service Providers or leveraging NSF centers of excellence.
  • Speak to your ECSS consultant about their delivering a final report to you, with emphasis on knowledge transfer.


If you have additional questions, please contact your ECSS consultant or Bob Sinkovits.

Click here for an ECSS Transitioning to ACCESS Checklist pdf.



The Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) is supported by the National Science Foundation