Research 02.05.15 Minutes

Attending:

Ugo Buy, Bill Hendrickson, Andy Johnson, Neil Bahroos, Coleen Kehoe, Jay Dean, Annette Valenta, Sara Hall, Cynthia Herrera Lindstrom, Kim Lawless, Karen Dunn Lopez, Linda Sitka (from Psychology), Andy Boyd, Clyde Wheeler, Houshang Darabi, Henrik Aratyn, Al Schorsch, Barbara Corpus

  • Report of IT Governance Council Meeting
    • Research Committee Updates
      • Discussion of clinical data and two motions from December
      • Discussion of High Performance Computing Cluster funding and staffing issues
  • Data Access and Related Concerns
    • Statistical Software
      • Discussion of what UIC has
      • Consideration of looking at software for very large data sets
    • “Big Data”
      • Discussion of various hardware/software needs related to “big data”
      • Suggestion to invest in current initiatives, what is already being done
    • Center for Clinical & Translational Science Data Access
      • Discussion of clinical data access related to the covered entity
      • Discussion on the original protocol of data, its intended use, data that is currently available, and user confusion when requesting data
      • Members asked to develop a list of needs, and report back
      • Discussion of original mission of CCTS data, of its current need
      • Discussion of big data needs and CCTS protocol
    • ITGC Data Committee
      • Proposal for a fifth ITGC committee on data strategy is being drafted for the purposes of addressing all campus data needs and related policies/protocols
  • Committee Membership
    • Subcommittee has been formed, needs more members to volunteer
  • High Performance Computing Cluster Fee Structure
    • Discussion
      • Looking into ways to help create a HPCC funding model
      • Service center available to analyze costs, set funding, charge users
      • Process begins with setting initial meeting and looking at existing data
      • Discussion of original costs, future costs, and opening access to students
      • Discussion of HPCC Report
      • Discussion of data governance, curation, archiving, and committee intersection
  • Future Topics
    • Data mining will be discussed in March meeting
      • Plan is to have subcommittee on membership set before next meeting
      • Hope for a subcommittee proposal before May