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Higher Education IT and Cyberinfrastructure: Integrating Technologies for Scholarship
June 10, 2008

Abstract This 2008 ECAR research study explores higher education’s involvement in five areas of research-related information technologies: high-performance computing resources, cyberinfras…

Developing and Extending a Cyberinfrastructure Model
March 4, 2008

This research bulletin explores how to develop, deploy, and extend cyberinfrastructure assets within higher education—both within and across institutions. As research becomes increasingly …

Supporting Knowledge Creation: Using Wikis for Group Collaboration
February 5, 2008

This research bulletin examines the wiki philosophy and how it fits within the Web 2.0 context. While wikis offer a number of benefits for supporting knowledge creation in collaborative groups, t…

IT Engagement in Research: A View of Medical School Practice Roadmap
January 23, 2008

This ECAR roadmap synthesizes the important issues and recommended actions drawn from the 2008 study, IT Engagement in Research: A View of Medical School Practice, by Mark R. Nelson. This ECAR re…

IT Engagement in Research: A View of Medical School Practice
January 23, 2008

Abstract This ECAR research study was designed in collaboration with the Association of American Medical Colleges to analyze the practices and perspectives of IT organizations that support the…

Cyberinfrastructure Resources and Practices: Survey Questionnaire
November 27, 2007

This November 2007 survey is a critical component of the EDUCAUSE Center on Applied Research (ECAR) study of cyberinfrastructure in higher education. It seeks to understand the perspectives of in…

The University in a Networked Economy and Society
June 12, 2007

Presentation at the Sixth Annual ECAR/HP Summer Symposium for Higher Education IT Executives, June 11-13, 2007, Boulder, Colorado. When Yochai Benkler's book, The Wealth of Networks: How Soc…

Using Social Software to Enhance IT Operations
July 3, 2007

This research bulletin offers representative examples of social software in action within IT organizations at three institutions -- Duke University; the University of California, San Diego; and t…

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…

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…