Research 02.07.13 Minutes

Attending:

Annette Valenta, Cynthia Herrera Lindstrom, Andy Boyd, Allen Randall, Henrik Aratyn, Phil Reiter, Houshang Darabi, Neil Bahroos, Jay Dean, Jacqueline Berger

  • High Performance Computing (HPC)
    • The proposal was sent to the Provost; a meeting is scheduled to discuss approval
    • Discussion of next steps towards creating an HPC board
  • Data Management/Data Curation Roadmap
    • Discussion of last year’s survey results on data management services
    • Discussion of addressing issue of moving/storing/accessing data
    • Looked at various types of data management across the nation
    • Consideration of Data Management/Data Curation (DM/DC) as next big cmte. project
      • Discussion of Box and its capabilities
    • Subcommittee working to develop an IT Security Plan for UIC research
      • This should map to the new UIC IT security policies
      • Questions on procedures for implementation were addressed
      • Iteration that goal is to create template for researchers to use in grant proposals
    • Outcome of Spring Roadmap from ITGC Research 2012 Annual Report
      • Discussed logistics of document, how to address outstanding issues
      • Suggestions were made on how to handle outstanding issues: define problem, communicate, and work to solve it
      • Discussion of National Science Foundation (NSF) guidelines and solicitation
  • Research Tools
    • Clinical Data Warehouse
      • Discussed capabilities of UIC to support research, sensitive data, and health data
      • Clinical Data Warehouse has been approved
      • Discussion on how it will function and lend itself to supporting these data sets
    • OnCore
      • This live installation will become the de facto place to put clinical trial data
      • Will eventually grow to support more specialties, different kinds of data capture
      • Discussed further needs of system
    • Research Resource Center
      • Discussed the services this center offers
      • Discussed Galaxy, a web-based platform that can potentially be scaled up for use in the HPC cluster
    • Other Tools
      • Discussed other data management resources available on the IRB website