As mentioned in an earlier post, UBC will be reforming our Research IT governance structure. I would be interested to know how others have approached this and with what level of success. For UBC I am taking a phased approach towards deliverables with the first step being a research strategy for IT at UBC (not just “central” IT). The next step will be the operationalization of the strategy and subsequent advisory groups. Without going into all the details there are three underlying issues we wish to address:
1) Rebuilding the trust between the research community and IT
2) Receive scientific guidance/leadership in the prioritization of IT support services and infrastructure at UBC
3) Develop strong relationship...