Assessing Cyberinfrastructure Impact
Chief Information Officer
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Campus cyberinfrastructure is mostly unplanned, driven by faculty interest and success in attracting grant funding for specific projects. Cyberinfrastructure impact analysis is a methodical procedure for anticipating how any project will affect the rest of the complicated research ecosystem. One way to implement this form of analysis is through use of a rubric that guides an analyst in identifying and evaluating a project’s effects on the campus. This presentation will focus on the rationale for cyberinfrastructure impact analysis and some possible tools for conducting efficient analysis of research proposals.