Deputy Chief Information Officer for Research IT
University of Illinois
Over the past two years an ongoing effort has been underway to further develop the research support IT resources and services necessary to make our faculty more productive and more competitive in the granting process. During this discussion we will first review a year long effort in gathering the needs of researchers and distilling a set of recommendations to address those identified need. This will be followed by a review of elements of a proposal prepared for campus administration articulating a vision and plan to create a dynamic research support environment in which a broad portfolio of resources, services and support are easily discoverable and accessible to the campus research community.