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Institutional Practices and Faculty Perspectives on Research Computing in Higher Education

Abstract

Contemporary scientific and scholarly research is highly dependent on technology, and information technology units play a primary role in enabling research in higher education. Strong research computing resources can provide a competitive advantage in securing research grant funding that leads to scientific discoveries, and college and university research faculty are responsible for these innovations. IT can support faculty’s data-intensive research through its specialized staff and infrastructure. This report uses data on institutional practices that support research computing, as well as data about the experiences of faculty as the consumers of these resources, to better understand the contemporary landscape of research computing practices while giving faculty a voice to influence IT service design around research computing.

This publication is part of the 2014 Student and Faculty Technology Research.

Citation for this Work: Dahlstrom, Eden, with contributions from Melissa Woo. Institutional Practices and Faculty Perspectives on Research Computing in Higher Education. Research report. Louisville, CO: ECAR, December 2014. Available from http://www.educause.edu/ecar.

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