Research 03.05.15 Minutes

Attending:

Gene Tomko, Jay Dean, Kim Lawless, Al Schorsch, Andy Johnson, Ugo Buy, Himanshu Sharma, Allen Randall, Annette Valenta, Henrik Aratyn, Colleen Kehoe, Clyde Wheeler, Jan Verschelde, Barbara Corpus, Jackie Berger, Frank Vazquez, David Ibrahim, Cynthia Herrera Lindstrom, Andy Boyd, Karen Dunn Lopez, Bob Sandusky, Houshang Darabi

  • Revising ITGC Bylaws
    • Subcommittee
      • Will look at current bylaws and note missing representation
      • Goal is to have report by May meeting
  • Campuswide Ad Hoc Committee on Health Information
    • Update
      • Vice Chancellor to set up a committee to enable a functional and accessible UIC health information repository
      • Discussion of purpose and structure of committee
      • Discussion of technical and physical infrastructure needed to support it
  • Data Mining
    • Discussion on Potential Presentations
      • Possible presentation on data mining, security, and workflows
      • Discussion of data mining workflows
    • Presentation
      • Presentation on data mining experience in College of Nursing
      • Discussion of whether students should be involved in data management
      • Main concern is identified vs. de-identified data, and granting access to both faculty and students
      • Institutional Review Board wants to see more information on Virtual Machine
      • Discussion of infrastructure needs for accessing data, problems with getting quality data, and possible solutions
  • High Performance Computing Cluster
    • ACCC meeting with Office of Business & Financial Services
      • For discussion on possibility of getting grants to fund the cluster
  • Survey of IT Needs on Campus
    • Results/Tools
      • Presentation on results of survey
      • Survey will be re-sent to the colleges that did not respond
      • Discussion of services/tools available to faculty, how to make them more visible to faculty members
      • Discussion of moving toward more easily managed software access
    • Closing Discussion
      • Review survey results and discussion of possible outcomes
      • Campus wireless access is being addressed by ACCC
      • Suggestion to summarize top issues to use in setting priorities for committee