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In addition to general technology needs, CIT provides limited support for faculty and undergraduate research. Support includes assistance with:

  • Data management
  • Visualization
  • Advanced software configuration/use
  • Research computing
  • Finding technical resources and collaborations for research projects

This document has information about support offered by Kirk M. Anne, Director of Research Technology & Strategic Projects

Data Management

CIT provides assistance with the management and analysis of data. In conjunction with the Milne library staff, we can offer suggestions on the acquisition of data, data cleaning & processing suggestions, and storage and organization of data. The National Science Foundation now requires a data management plan to be included in grants. CIT can assist you with writing such a plan.

Visualization

CIT has staff that can help you visualize various types of data in many different ways. We can provide assistance with the use of graphing tools and geographic information systems (GIS). We have experience in visualization using virtual reality (VR) tools. We can assist faculty with 3D scanning and printing in our experimental space in South 341.

Training/Workshops/Class Sessions

CIT can provide training on various types of research-oriented software in a variety of formats. We have provided training one-on-one, in workshops, and as guest lectures in classes. We will consult with you on the topics and depth required before any training.

Advanced Software Configuration & Use

CIT can offer assistance in setting up advanced software and work with you and your students to figure out how to use it. Some research-oriented software can be quite difficult to install and use. We wish to provide the best support and security for our campus community and will work with you to provide the necessary support.

Research Computing

CIT can assist you with developing programs for research. Proposals for program development are accepted by the Director of Research Technology & Strategic Projects and are reviewed for resource requirements and feasibility. Due to limited resources, we can only process a few projects a year, depending on the type and requirements of the project.

Finding Technology Resources and Collaborations

The Director of Research Technology & Strategic Projects will assist faculty with finding technology resources and collaborations. Interdepartmental and intercampus collaborations allow for faculty to learn from others and enable students to gain experience working with technology in their discipline and research. The Director will assist faculty in evaluating the fit of different technologies in their work and search out opportunities to collaborate. The Director will also provide pre-purchase consulting for startup or grant purchases.

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For questions, contact the CIT HelpDesk by calling (585) 245-5588, visiting us in Milne Library, or visiting our online service desk.