UITS and PTI cyberinfrastructure facilities and information to help you prepare grant proposals and data management plans

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Indiana University's advanced cyberinfrastructure and research computing facilities accelerate research, enable new breakthroughs by IU scholars, and provide a significant advantage to IU researchers competing for grant funds.

UITS Research Technologies and the Pervasive Technology Institute (PTI) provide templates, guides, and other information IU scholars can use when preparing elements of grant proposals in which the value of IU's advanced cyberinfrastructure facilities is particularly helpful.

Note:

Big Red II will be retired from service on December 15, 2019. After that date, you will no longer be able to log into Big Red II; however, the data in your Big Red II home directory will remain accessible from your home directory on any of the other IU research supercomputers. Requests for new software installations on Big Red II are currently being redirected to Big Red 3 unless the requested software has requirements specific to Big Red II.

IU graduate students, faculty, and staff can create Big Red 3 accounts using the instructions in Get additional IU computing accounts. Undergraduate students and affiliates can get Big Red 3 accounts if they are sponsored by full-time IU faculty or staff members; see About Big Red 3, Big Red II, RDC, and SDA accounts for undergraduate students and sponsored affiliates at IU. Grand Challenges users who create Big Red 3 accounts can submit the Request Access to Specialized HPC Resources form to request exclusive access to a portion of the system for running jobs.

For more, see Upcoming changes to research supercomputers at IU.

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The following text concisely describes IU's cyberinfrastructure facilities, and may be used as part of any grant application. It is designed to be included in the body of any grant proposal, or used in a facilities statement. You may edit or trim the text as appropriate:

[project name] will require the support of significant cyberinfrastructure: computing, data storage, database, and visualization resources. Indiana University is a national leader in the deployment and use of advanced information technology and cyberinfrastructure in support of research and education. Major components of IU's advanced cyberinfrastructure include the following:

  • Supercomputers. IU's Big Red II (1 petaFLOPS), Karst (98.8 teraFLOPS), and Carbonate (83.8 teraFLOPS) provide IU researchers with access to some of the most powerful supercomputers in the US.
  • Advanced I/O systems: IU's 1 petabyte Data Capacitor II provides extremely fast input/output and massive short-term storage, enabling analyses of very large data sets and very large scale simulations.
  • Archival storage systems: IU's massive data storage system is capable of holding up to 15 petabytes of data. With mirrored tape silos in Indianapolis and Bloomington, this very secure storage system ensures data, including research data that contain protected health information (PHI) regulated by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996, are stored securely and reliably.
  • I-Light: The I-Light advanced optical network connects all IU campuses to advanced research networks, such as Internet2 and National LambdaRail.
  • Secure facilities: In 2009, IU opened its new Data Center on the Bloomington campus to house many of the components listed above. The Data Center is a secure, disaster-resistant facility designed to withstand an F5 tornado.

IU plays a leadership role in many national cyberinfrastructure projects. From 2003 until project end, IU was a resource provider for the NSF-funded TeraGrid, and now is deeply involved in the operation of its successor, the Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE). IU also operates the Grid Operations Center for the NSF- and DOE-funded Open Science Grid. IU leads nationally and serves locally. The cyberinfrastructure resources described here will be made available to assist the development and deployment of [project name], in keeping with IU's mission of education, research, and public service.

NIH Public Access Policy

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Public Access Policy, effective May 2, 2005, is designed to accelerate the public's access to published articles resulting from NIH-funded research. This policy requests NIH-funded investigators to submit to the NIH National Library of Medicine's (NLM) PubMed Central (PMC) an electronic version of all final manuscripts, upon acceptance for publication, that resulted from research supported, in whole or in part, with direct costs from NIH through any funding mechanism. The author's final manuscript is defined as the final version accepted for journal publication, and includes all modifications from the publishing peer review process. The policy requests and strongly encourages that authors specify posting of their final manuscripts for public accessibility as soon as possible (and within 12 months of the publisher's official date of final publication). The NIH final policy, its implementation plan, Q&As, and other relevant materials are available on the NIH Public Access website.

IU researchers may also deposit final versions of manuscripts, preprints, and (in some cases, depending on copyright) final versions of papers online in the IU ScholarWorks Digital Repository. IU researchers may also deposit copies of data sets in ScholarWorks. For more, see About IUScholarWorks.

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Last modified on 2019-11-18 10:00:57.

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