Research 04.06.17 Minutes

Attending:

Henrik Aratyn, Ugo Buy, Kim Charles, Teresa Johnston, Colleen Kehoe, Richard Minshall, Andy Johnson, Allen Randall, Jacqueline Berger, Himanshu Sharma, Heather O’Leary

  • Reduic.edu
    • Noted that Red.uic.edu has a few bugs, but will be released soon
    • CUPPA will be the first college to publish under the new framework
    • uic.edu should help maintain a consistent look to UIC websites and allow easy changes
    • Noted that the units will manage content
    • Concern was expressed about the number of staff
    • Suggested that the WordPress template streamlines the sites
    • Concern expressed about the main UIC website
    • Suggested that change can occur over time as a part of a collaborative effort
    • Suggested that the homepage will be changed at least once a month
    • Noted that additional resources to support the website will be advocated for
    • Discussion of various options for changing the way the main UIC website looks
    • Noted that the advisory board will continue to meet and make suggestions
    • Whether or not any performance measures had been taken was questioned
    • Noted that the Provost would like all units to be on the Red.uic.edu site
    • Discussion of difficulty of creating a consistent look that allows customization
    • The new CUPPA site will be presented to the Provost on Tuesday
  • Subcommittee Reports
    • Research Computing
      • Noted that a one-page summary of the secure HPCC proposal was shared with Dr. Barish
      • Request has been made for matching funds from UIC
      • Funding options were gone over
      • Com Ed and their data analytics group was described
      • It was explained that their data analytics group is studying energy consumption in order to build a better relationship with their customers
      • Noted that Com Ed is looking for a contract of funding research at UIC
      • Discussion of the research network on campus, how the grant will be used, etc.
      • Suggested to send a letter of intention ahead of submitting the grant proposal
    • Human Infrastructure
      • Will be worked on over the summer
  • Old Business
    • RAC Meeting Report Back
      • The meeting was a success
      • There were presentations on research computing and data management and many issues were discussed
      • Suggested to do a computation research day where researchers can present to each other
      • OVCR requested more information
      • The College of Nursing offered to appoint a new member
    • NSF Request for Input
      • Suggested that members of the committee had made important points which were shared with NSF
  • New Business
    • OBFS
      • A new section on how studies with human subjects should be run, which will affect many researchers, was introduced
      • Noted that whenever OBFS changes a policy, they post it for comments for weeks
      • Discussion on how this has worked in the past and what rules/regulations have led to this change as well as how it would be implemented
      • Further discussion of other research policies
      • Concern was expressed for students who conduct research