Joyce Mitchell; Martin Berzins; Kenning Arlitsch; Tom Cheatham; Steven Corbato; Julio Facelli; Steve Hess; Joyce Ogburn; Wayne Peay; Pierre Pincetl; Edward Rubin; Cassandra Van Buren; Greg Voth; Mark Yandell; Merrell Patrick; Shanna Erickson
University Research Cyberinfrastructure Committee Interim Report
“Campus cyberinfrastructure is not just about technology.” Beyond access to technology, Cyberinfrastructure (CI) defines a new information technology paradigm that includes people and their expertise, enabling technologies, software and tools, and provides a foundation for an integrated approach to research and education workflow. CI should facilitate application use and evolution, data analysis, collaboration and data management. Such model is at odds with the traditional model of investigators. The traditional model of the independent investigator and/or research team has historically been a problematic component of University technology planning and investment. However, the scale of the challenges and the expectations of the funding agencies are redefining the research environment to include interdisciplinary, multi-institutional collaborative projects. The National Institutes of Health Translational Clinical Medicine initiatives exemplify this new model of investigation. Advanced computing, networks, data storage technologies/resources and personnel – Cyberinfrastructure – are essential elements of this new research environment and of the University’s success.
University of Utah
Cyberinfrastructure; Computing; Information Technology; Strategic Plan
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