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Strategic Plan | Research

goals, objectives, action items

GOAL I Implement required services and technologies that support the University's research community.
  1. Expand the Research Services tutorials to include more topics in statistics, qualitative methods, GIS, and other topics.
  • Evolve the tutorial offerings each semester.
  • Train research staff to offer a broader range of tutorial topics.
  1. Provide statistical support for grants.
  • Work with the Vice-Provost for Research to include Research Services in grants when requested by faculty.
  1. Enhance Web and database support.
  • Learn new technologies such as Wordpress, Ruby on Rails etc.
  1. Foster awareness and consideration of technologies available to entire research community.
  • Expand support for research applications and tools.


GOAL II Create and support resources for research computing that foster community among researchers and provide a vehicle to deliver shared computing resources and services in a manner that is easily accessed by faculty research groups.
  1. Continue to enhance high performance computational resources such as the Linux cluster and web and database servers.
  • Implement annual updates to hardware and software.
  1. Continue to provide and develop a staff of research computing professionals to support and assist researchers.
  • Stay current on scientific computing technologies, including parallel computing, and software tools such as Matlab.


GOAL III Facilitate the business processes of grant and purchase management.
  1. Provide assistance to the Office of Sponsored Programs by providing application support services for grant management from pre-award through post-award including purchase management.
  • Evaluate available applications software that supports the grants management process.