Research 04.02.15 Minutes

Attending:

Arash Jalali, Ugo Buy, Henrik Aratyn, Jan Verschelde, Frank Cervone, Kimberly Lawless, Andy Boyd, Dean Dang, Jacqueline Berger, Andy Johnson, OPRS, Bob Sandusky, Clyde Wheeler, Annette Valenta, Allen Randall, Cynthia Herrera Lindstrom, Al Schorsch, David Ibrahim, Dimuthu Tilakaratne

  • Opening Remarks
    • Bylaws
      • Group is set to meet soon, will present at May meeting
    • Research Survey
      • Survey will be resent soon
  • UI Analytical Framework for Health & Public Health Information
    • Presentation
      • Presentation by Arash Jalali on what the School of Public Health is doing with SPSS data analysis on a VMware server
      • Presentation recommended what to teach to students
      • Discussion of who would use this tool, how to get access to software, how it works with within various courses
      • Discussion of the virtual environment, how it works, related issues
    • Discussion
      • Discussion on how the software and Virtual Machine works and connects
      • Discussion of what data is available to students, security issues related to data
      • Campus security program is being implemented, but multi-year process
      • Demo given on how much can be done with data using tools available at UIC
    • Next Steps
      • Statutory boundaries that apply to data will be found, brought to next meeting
      • Committee will then make a motion to share this with campus
  • Data
    • Data Storage
      • People are interested in using and paying for this service
      • Project is moving ahead on the technical front
    • Data Strategy
      • A proposal will be presented to Council to start new committee at next meeting
      • Committee will be working to look at what data should be used for different purposes while protecting student and health data
    • High Performance Computing Cluster
      • Chief Information Officer is meeting with development to work on funding
      • Chancellor is interested in the High Performance Computing Cluster and security
    • Campuswide Ad Hoc Committee on Health Information
      • The first meeting’s time and location will be decided soon