Research Cyberinfrastructure Strategic Initiative
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A university-wide effort to expand and update UW–Madison’s research Cyberinfrastructure resources
Today’s researchers work within many types of data, collaborate with other institutions, leverage on-campus and public cloud computing resources, and transmit data from remote locations. This requires resources and support that are reliable, available, effective and secure.
In this rapidly changing environment, the existing UW–Madison research digital ecosystem requires expansion and updated capabilities. Helping researchers use new modes of computation and visualization will enable the university to stay on the cutting edge and to continue expanding knowledge through future discoveries.
In this context arose the Research Cyberinfrastructure Initiative. The Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education and Chief Information Officer (CIO) are leading an effort to expand and update UW-Madison’s research cyberinfrastructure resources, in collaboration with the Research Technology Advisory Group (RTAG), the Libraries, and other groups on campus.
UW-Madison has components of research cyberinfrastructure in place and we are working on expanding, updating, and integrating to ensure we have capacities and capabilities that will take us into the future.
- Baseline storage for research data, including restricted data
- Increased institutional repository capacity for archiving data and making it open access
- More enterprise services that can be used with restricted data
- More cohesive and complete guidance and support for managing data over its lifecycle and meeting funder and regulatory requirements
- Proofs of concept with elastic, diverse resources and a variety of cloud providers to determine research suitability
- Platforms with computing, data, and compliance configurations that can be quickly deployed for a wide variety of data types and research scenarios
AWS is offering Imagine Grants to non-profit institutions, which may include up to $100K of direct financial support as well as up to $100K in service credits, as well as training and support opportunities. The …July 9, 2020
AWS and Internet2 are hosting an Introduction to AWS for Researchers training session on Tuesday, July 21 from 2-4 Eastern. This session includes information on the benefits of the Internet2 NET+ contract, which the UW …June 29, 2020
Risk assessments have been completed for ResearchDrive and Electronic Lab Notebooks (LabArchives). Work on controls and processes to support the use of both services with restricted data (PHI, personal health information; CUI, Controlled Unclassified Information; …May 4, 2020
The big data transfer tool Globus, is now available to UW-Madison researchers doing COVID-19 related work. Globus makes life easier for researchers with data on multiple systems and for system administrators who must support collaboration …April 8, 2020
ResearchDrive is a research data storage service providing 5 TBs of secure space to UW-Madison PIs and their research groups. ResearchDrive serves as a place to keep data secure and backed up while you are …April 8, 2020
UW-Madison’s Electronic Lab Notebook Team continues to support researchers as many of us work remotely. If you’re considering moving your research documentation into the cloud, please contact us and the ELN Service team will answer …April 8, 2020
Resources are available for a small number of researchers to develop proofs-of-concept implementations of their research workflows in the cloud, in collaboration with cloud technician staff. We are also available to consult with you on …April 8, 2020
Could your R or python project benefit from larger computational power while maintaining the user-friendly interfaces you already use? The Research Cyberinfrastructure group is offering an RStudio Team service as a pilot for data science …April 7, 2020