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Bioinformatics: New Technology Models for Research, Education, and Service
April 13, 2004

Bioinformatics applies principles of information sciences and technologies to complex life sciences data. Life sciences research and education are increasingly dependent on bioinformatics and adv…

IT and the Changing Face of Research in Higher Education
January 31, 2006

This research bulletin provides policymakers with an introduction to the evolving national cyberinfrastructure, discusses the role that new networking and enabling technologies play in integratin…

Calit2: A Case Study in a Next-Generation Research Environment
February 8, 2006

In higher education, team-based, collaborative research activities, call for new modalities and methods of investigation. Calit2 is responding to this challenge by creating a next-generation rese…

Supporting Research Computing Through Collaboration at Princeton University
May 23, 2006

As a complement to ECAR's core study about IT Engagement in Research, this case study examines Princeton University's institutional research computational facility, which is developed a…

What Do Researchers Need? Higher Education IT from the Researcher’s Perspective
August 17, 2006

Research methods, research subjects, the composition of research teams, and collaborative practices have all been affected in ways that are important to those who manage research and information …

IT Engagement in Research: A Baseline Study
August 28, 2006

Abstract This ECAR study explores the practices and perspectives of IT organizations that support the academic research enterprise. To collect, analyze, and distribute information across an …

IT Engagement in Research: A Baseline Study Roadmap
August 28, 2006

This ECAR Roadmap explores the practices and perspectives of IT organizations that support the academic research enterprise. To collect, analyze, and distribute information across an expanding ra…

IT Engagement in Research: A Baseline Study - Key Findings
August 28, 2006

This ECAR Key Findings explores the practices and perspectives of IT organizations that support the academic research enterprise. To collect, analyze, and distribute information across an expandi…

Improving IT Governance in Higher Education
August 29, 2006

This research bulletin examines the ways many research universities govern their IT activities, explores some inherent problems in these processes, identifies several good practices, and suggests…

IT Governance: Solid Structures and Practical Politics
December 6, 2007

Presentation at the Sixth Annual ECAR Symposium, December 5-7, 2007, in Boca Raton, Florida. Higher education IT organizations have become increasingly aware of the need for governance processes …