Research 11.08.18 Minutes

Attending:

Andy Boyd; Alex Phistry; Henrik Aratyn; Jackie Berger; Andy Johnson; Himanshu Sharma; Elizabeth Tarlov; Ed Zawacki; Kim Lawless; David DuBois; Ping-Shou Zhong; Daria Tsoupikova; Karen Dunn Lopez

  • Discussion Items
    • Faculty Profiling Tool
      • Suggested that the contract has been signed and it will begin rollout in 2019
      • Noted that the College of Education will be the first college to implement the tool
      • Suggested that the representative from the College of Education report back to this committee with initial reports on this tool
    • NIH S10 Proposal
      • Postponed until December for results
    • External CIO Review
      • Postponed until December
  • Subcommittees
    • Institutional Stewardship of Data
      • Noted that the contract between the UIC Library and Figshare has been signed
      • Suggested that work in earnest will begin soon, including more detailed project planning
      • Suggested that the Library is aiming for a calendar 2019 implementation
    • ACER
      • Suggested that this subcommittee is looking for funding
      • Mentioned they are working to find a way to catalog research softwares available for use at UIC
      • A need to have a mechanism for discovery of research software use and needs on campus were noted and it was suggested to potentially create a webpage or build a database to catalog all research softwares
      • Concern for communication across units/colleges was voiced
      • A similar effort from the Education Committee was mentioned
      • It was asked if there was a way to develop a portal to maintain a mechanism which would house information on what softwares are being used on campus for research
      • A discussion to work with the Webstore rather than duplicate any efforts was mentioned
      • Discussion on requirements needed to create this portal
      • Suggested that this portal would be beneficial for collaboration and discussion
      • It was mentioned that Urbana has a website which lists what softwares are being used and are available for others to use
      • Suggested reaching out to Urbana for information on the structure of their website for research softwares
      • It was asked if ACER could draft a proposal by December
      • Discussion on what would be needed to make this effort a reality
  • Old Business
    • Research Needs for EPIC Electronic Health Records
      • It was mentioned that many people across campus were reached out to for documenting the needs of researchers
      • The 11 comments/assumptions from these conversations were shared
    • Follow-Up with OVCR
      • The Research Committee Chair mentioned a meeting with the new OVCR to discuss the ITGC and it was suggested that the OVCR will attend a Research meeting in the Spring
    • Cambridge Structural Database
      • Information on cost will be gathered and shared with the Committee at a later date
  • New Business
    • Membership List for Research Committee
      • Suggested that efforts have been made to find representation from all allowed units and colleges