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Preparing the IT Organization for the Cloud
May 7, 2015

Cloud-based IT services are becoming a norm for higher education, providing researchers, faculty, students, and administrators alike with the tools that they need in order to do their work. But t…

Protecting the Security of Research Data
November 8, 2011

The effective protection and management of research data has become a hot topic in U.S. higher education. Funding agencies increasingly require data management plans as part of grant submittals…

Public Key Infrastructure: Making Progress, But Many Challenges Remain
March 28, 2003

Public Key Infrastructure: Making Progress, But Many Challenges Remain" is a Research Report prepared by Burton Group, an ECAR partner. It is available to ECAR subscribers through special a…

Public Key Infrastructure: Making Progress, But Many Challenges Remain Key Findings
March 28, 2003

Public Key Infrastructure: Making Progress, But Many Challenges Remain" is a Key Findings summary. Research Director Dan Blum and Analyst Gerry Gebel provide an update to Burton Group'…

Regulatory Compliance Training: Public Jobs, Private Data
April 15, 2008

This research bulletin details the procedures and processes undertaken by the University of Minnesota to ensure that all employees, from student workers and custodial staff through senior researc…

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 …

Results of the 2011 Core Data Survey
October 19, 2011

The EDUCAUSE Core Data Service (CDS) is in its ninth year. It has been completely overhauled to expand beyond the original focus on higher education IT costs and staffing. The CDS will now provid…

Revitalizing Data Stewardship through Risk Reduction: Managing Sensitive Data at the University of Virginia
December 1, 2009

The 2009 ECAR study Institutional Data Management in Higher Education , by Ronald Yanosky, examines how higher education institutions are facing the challenges of institutional data management…

Safeguarding the Tower: IT Security in Higher Education 2006
October 12, 2006

Abstract When ECAR studied IT security in 2003, we discovered that despite efforts to develop a secure IT infrastructure in higher education, uneven management awareness and a culture that e…

Safeguarding the Tower: IT Security in Higher Education 2006
October 11, 2006

Presentation at EDUCAUSE 2006, October 9-12, 2006, Dallas, Texas. This presentation summarizes the findings of the EDUCAUSE Center for Analysis and Research 2006 study of information technology s…