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  • Scholarly Commons Open House

    You are invited to the Scholarly Commons Open House

    October 9. 4:00-5:30 in 220 Main Library

  • Tech Points Remote Help Desks Available 8/27-8/29

    Pop-up IT support desks will be located at strategic locations on campus to help students feel prepared and ready for success during their first week back to campus.

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    Finding Solutions with Research IT: Research IT Consultants enable one equine researchers’ progress with U of I Box

    Connecting researchers to the right technology and resources for their needs is one of the main initiatives of the new Research IT program launched by Technology Services in Spring 2018. With the help of two Research IT consultants, one researcher was able to solve a long-standing problem that was hindering her progress.

  • Research IT Portal Introduction Video

    If you haven't been to the Research IT Portal yet, click the atricle title above to view a 1-minute video that introduces key Portal features.


  • Writers Workshop Summer Hours

    The Writers Workshop will be open for limited summer hours during Summer Session II (June 11 - August 3). See the summer hours schedule below. For more information about individual or small-group consultations and to make an appointment, please visit their website.

    Monday - Thursday, 1 - 5 p.m., Undergraduate Library, room 251 or online Sundays, 3 - 7 p.m., Online only (select "Summer Sundays Online" from the drop-down menu at the top of the schedule).

  • University Data Breakfast Series - June

    Date: June 21st from 8.30-10.30 am

    Location: Illini Union Room 314A

    Register at:

    The goal of this series will be to advance the major ideas generated in the “data-smart action groups” that were convened at the 2017 University Data Summit, and to secure funding that will make the proposed solutions in to a reality.

  • Statistics Consulting Group Serves Campus Needs

    "This service has helped A TON”,  states Magen Rooney, graduate assistant from the College of Education, regarding the new Statistical Consulting Services (SCS). "When we began to analyze our data, we weren't really sure what tests to run. The stats consultants helped us figure out what to run and how to run them...I have spent probably at least 10 different sessions with the consultants. It has been one of the best resources on campus."

  • Box Community Summit June 27-28

    Universities from around the country will be gathering together to share ideas, concerns, and best practices. Learn how others are using Box on their campuses and how they address challenges they face.

  • Technology Services Expanded Walk-in Support Hours

    The Technology Services Help Desk is expanding the hours for walk-in support at the Digital Computer Laboratory. Assistance via email (, phone (217-244-7000) and walk-in is available:

    Monday - Friday: 8am - 9pm

    Saturday/Sunday: 12pm - 5pm

  • Random Walks on Career Paths with Melanie Loots

    All are invited to join Women@NCSA on Wednesday, March 7, from 1:30-2:30 p.m. in NCSA room 1040 for a talk by Melanie Loots.

    The former NCSA Senior Associate Director now serves as the Executive Associate Vice Chancellor for Research at Illinois.Melanie will share the story of her career and offer career advice from the lessons she’s learned. Drinks and refreshments will be provided.

  • Managing Your Research Data

    Research Data Services offers a monthly newsletter to help researchers proactively manage their data. Focuses include organizing data, improving storage and backup security, documenting data structure, and more.

    Subscribe to the newsletter at

  • The Social Media Macroscope

    The Social Media Analytics team is moving forward with plans for a cross-campus partnership with Indiana University on the Social Media Macroscope. The Social Media Macroscope will provide researchers with one-stop access to tools to collect, analyze and store social data for research and reproducibility.

  • Simplifying HIPAA-Related Processes

    A cross-campus working group collaboratively drafted questions to be used in faculty interviews to assess their sensitive data needs.  The working group also identified opportunities to improve the Institutional Review Board (IRB) process, as it pertains to HIPAA, by populating the form with choices and reducing, if not eliminating, free-form text boxes.  Faculty welcomed the suggestion for simplifying the IRB form.

  • Statistical Consulting Service

    Do you need help with statistics in your research?

    Graduate students with statistical expertise will be available for free consultations to help with questions about statistical analysis.  Consultants have expertise in a variety of statistical software, including R, Stata, SPSS and SAS.

    For more information visit

  • Presentation: Research Data Services at Cambridge

    The Research Data Service is hosting a visit by Marta Teperek, the current Research Data Facility Manager at the University of Cambridge, from July 13-14. She’ll be presenting on their data services program on Friday, July 14, and all are welcome to attend.