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Data Resources

Access to the data resources (including accounts) are organized around individual research groups.  In general, a research group will correspond to a faculty member.  However, we can customize groups for special needs such as for multiple faculty members working together on the same project or to accomodate a Boston College Center or Institute. Members of  the research group are not restricted to the Boston College community.  We will create accounts for collaborators at institutions other than Boston College   Once a year, we will  ask each research group to update, if necessary, the accounts for  the group.  New groups and new accounts may be created at any time.

Periodically, we will ask each research group to provide us:

  •  A list of the publications in which the Data Resources supported their work,
  •  A list of grants submitted in which the Data Resources was mentioned,
  •  A list of funded grants in which the Resources was mentioned.

We need the duration of the grant, the amount of the grant, and the funding agency when we request information about grant activity that involves  the cluster. 

New Projects

Requests for new resources  must come from a faculty member.   For simple requests such as space for web pages for a new research project,  will try for an 8 business-hour turnaround time (after all information has been received), and try to accommodate special requests when accounts are needed sooner.  Other requests, such as setting up a web server will, naturally, take longer. 

To get access to the data resources for a new project, send email to researchservices@bc.edu with the following information:

  • The name of the faculty membor sponsoring the account
  • The name of account holder, and their BC username, if applicable.

We expect all account holders to abide by the Data Resource policies.