Research 01.09.14 Minutes

Attending:

Annette Valenta, Heather O’Leary, Henrik Aratyn, Bob Sandusky, Jaqueline Berger, David Ibrahim, Andy Boyd, Michael Hites, Houshang Darabi, Brandon Sandine, Barbara Di Eugenio, Albert Schorsch

  • Open Issues
    • Call for Chair Elect is still open
  • High Performance Computing (HPC)
    • Ribbon cutting ceremony will take place on January 29th
  • Institutional Stewardship of Data (ISD)
    • Data Management/Data Curation (DM/DC)
      • On track for delivery at the February meeting
      • Some background information will be included in report
      • Report also includes discussions of advantages of managing data, use cases from the campus, necessary resources, and cost modeling
      • Discussions of an upcoming ACCC strategic planning initiative
    • Research Data Management and Security
      • Report is now available
      • Meeting will be scheduled between Research and InfraSec committee members to discuss and determine the technical role
      • Consideration of how concepts of institutional stewardship of data can be embedded seamlessly in the research process
      • Discussion of whether or not process could be built into Kuali Coeus
      • Discussion of working groups, completed work, and next steps
      • Discussion of work effort on the faculty’s part
      • Strategy-building on how to balance committee commitments and faculty roles
  • Kuali Coeus
    • Group is working on the Conflict of Interest module and the Principal Investigator portal
      • Addressing limitations with existing system
      • Considerations of how much to customize
      • Work on training is happening now, despite purchase delays
      • Discussion on importance of faculty involvement
      • Consideration of including an online component to the focus groups that faculty could interact with
  • New Business
    • iThenticate
      • Discussion of this newly acquired software that will control for plagiarism
      • For the purpose of faculty research and student dissertation proposals
      • Discussion of need, purpose, and implications of this software
      • Concerns of who owns the data and where it will be stored
    • Identifying Researcher Needs
      • Questions on how to identify researcher needs on campus for future IT strategy
      • Revisiting a survey that identified needs on campus
      • Consideration of including graduate students/post docs in the survey as well