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Research Computing in the Cloud: Functional Considerations for Research
July 14, 2015

Transitioning to use of cloud services is becoming commonplace in higher education, but this trend has not been fully tested for research computing . Research computing involves unique needs a…

Research Data Storage: A Framework for Success
July 15, 2014

The ECAR Data Management Working Group (ECAR-DM) has created a framework for research data storage as an aid for higher education institutions establishing and evaluating their institution’s …

ResNet: At the Crossroads of Academe, Residence Life, and Technology
May 24, 2005

This research bulletin analyzes the evolution of network technologies that support residential communities in higher education. It traces the impact of residential network services from the early…

Science DMZ: ECAR-WG Technology Spotlight
November 11, 2015

Science DMZ provides a network-architecture approach optimized for high-performance scientific applications and the transfer of large research data sets over high-speed wide area ne…

Scientific Advances and Information Technology: Meeting Researchers’ Needs in a New Era of Discovery
June 1, 2010

This ECAR case study from the University of Washington discusses the key findings of the University of Washington “Conversations with UW Researchers” project and the UW 2008 Faculty Survey o…

Second Life: Reaching into the Virtual World for Real-World Learning
August 14, 2007

This research bulletin examines the current state of Second Life in relation to the educational environment. Although literature about virtual worlds dates back many years, this bulletin reflects…

Securing "Web 2.0" Technologies
May 15, 2007

Web 2.0 applications, especially client-side processing, Extensible Markup Language (XML) syndication, mashups and shared content, and social networking, bring unique vulnerabilities to our inst…

Seizing the Moment: A New Model for Disaster Recovery at Florida State University
March 29, 2007

Researchers conducted this in-depth case study to complement the 2007 ECAR study, Shelter from the Storm: IT and Business Continuity in Higher Education, which provides higher education with empi…

Shared IT Services: Three Examples of Multi-Institutional Collaboration
December 2, 2004

This multi-part case study examines three higher education examples of collaborations on shared IT services. It focuses on the New England Research and Education Network (NEREN) and a consortium …

Shared Responsibility for Business Continuity: The Team Approach at UCLA
March 29, 2007

This case study examines how risk assessment and business impact analysis initiatives emerged and are moving to completion at UCLA, one of the largest and technologically most complex institution…