Research 01.05.17 Minutes

Attending:

Henrik Aratyn, Colleen Kehoe, Andy Boyd, Pavel Petukhov, Bob Sandusky, Jaqueline Berger, Dick Harris, Himanshu Sharma, Allen Randall, Ugo Buy

  • IT Governance Council Meeting
    • Meeting Recap
      • The Council tabled proposals until February
      • The Council asked for a report listing ITGC requests with ACCC’s basic infrastructure needs
      • Members were asked to rank proposals by importance and resubmit in February
      • Suggested that CCTS is also reviewing the proposal and it has been well received
      • Suggested that if the VCAA and VCHA along with some PIs contributed to the effort, the proposal could be funded
  • Subcommittee Reports
    • Institutional Stewardship of Data
      • Noted that an email requesting responses on NIH data sharing was sent out
    • Research Computing Infrastructure
      • Noted that there is an HPCC board that will become the ACER executive board
    • Human Infrastructure/Human Networking
      • Suggested that there are two issues: collecting and disseminating data
      • Noted that there needs to be an effective way of finding out and sharing campus needs
      • Suggested that there should be a form of communication between the committee and research deans in the colleges
      • Suggested finding out what researchers are looking for from the committee as well as how to relay what the committee has done in exchange for feedback
  • Old Business
    • Public Affairs
      • Noted that Michael Redding will attend a future meeting to discuss representation of research on the UIC website
      • Discussion of what Sherri McGuiness Gonzales presented in a previous meeting
  • New Business
    • Introduction of ACER
      • ACCC has formed a new group – Advanced Cyberinfrastructure for Education and Research (ACER)
      • Suggested that the HPCC has been going well as a single point of contact for researchers
      • Suggested that services such as Secure Research Environment, networking, and storage will be expanded under ACER
      • Noted that there will be one email for all researchers to contact
      • Noted that UIC received an NSF Major Research Instrumentation grant to build a new data cluster
      • Currently searching for a vendor to supply the equipment
      • Noted that UIC also received a networking grant for a science DMZ
      • This grant will be used for enhancing the capability of our research network as well allow for more collaboration with other institutions
      • Discussion of need for secure data storage