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  • Training: Introduction to High Performance Computing Administration

    Introductory Workshop

    May 14-18, 2018

    University of Nebraska – Holland Computing Center, Lincoln, NE

    If you are a Linux system administrator new to HPC, this is the workshop for you!  In just five days you will:

    Learn HPC system administration concepts and technologies and how to apply themGet hands-on skills building a small test cluster in lab sessionsHear real-life stories and get to ask experts questions in panel discussions

    More information:


  • Scientific Software Development: PETSc and MOOSE Workshop

    This workshop, held May 15, 2018 at 9am, will teach students components and methods for modern scientific software and model development. This event offers hands-on lectures and tutorials by the developers of the major software packages PETSc and MOOSE. Topics will include numerical modeling, finite element modeling, multiphysics simulation and integrating components into a target software application.

  • Photo of a horse

    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.

  • Illinois REDCap now available campus-wide

    IHSI is pleased to announce the campus-wide launch of Research Electronic Data Capture (REDCap), the renowned data collection and management application, at Illinois. REDCap is now available for investigators across the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign campus.

    If you would like to use Illinois REDCap for your research project, please and submit the Illinois REDCap user request form.


  • 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.

  • Fall Update - a message from Deputy CIO for Research IT, John Towns

    As we return from summer activities and embark on a new academic year, I want to share some recent efforts and planned activities for Technology Services' Research IT team with the campus research community. Based on the proposal to campus entitled, A Bold Investment in Research for the University of Illinois, and the subsequent document, Prioritizing a Bold Investment in Research for the University of Illinois, Research IT has made incremental but steady progress in establishing new research-enabling capabilities for our campus community.

  • Conducting Research in Modern Society: Making Science Reproducible and Transparent

    Conducting Research in Modern Society: Making Science Reproducible and Transparent presented by the Illinois Health Sciences Institute.

    David Mellor from the Center of Open Science

    March 29, 2018, 4-5pm

    Beckman Institute Auditorium

  • Reminder: Early-Bird Registration Period Ending Soon for 2018 Linux CIuster Institute (LCI) Introductory Workshop

    Register now for the LCI Introductory Workshop before the early-bird registration period ends on April 22! LCI will continue to accept registrations after April 22, but the fee will increase.

    Introductory Workshop

    May 14-18, 2018

    University of Nebraska – Holland Computing Center

    Lincoln, NE

    Intermediate Workshop

    August 13-17, 2018

    Yale University

    New Haven, CT

  • Undergraduate Research Symposium - April 19

    The annual Undergraduate Research Symposium will be held Thursday, April 19 from 9am-4:30pm in the Illini Ballroom, Rooms A, B, and C.

  • Software Carpentry—Women in Biology (April 5–6)

    What basic computing skills do I need as a researcher? How do I maintain my research code?

    How can I quickly and automatically process my experimental data?

    This two-day workshop will cover the skills you need to succeed as all fields become data-driven:

    Scripting for task and data management

    Data analysis and programming with RData Management

    Version control with Git and more . . .

  • Globus Two-day Training

    When: June 11-12

    Where: NCSA 1030

    Cost: $0

    Why Attend? Learn how the Globus platform simplifies development of web applications for researchers. Experiment with new Globus services and APIs. Exchange ideas with peers on ways to apply Globus technologies. Expand your knowledge of Globus administration features

    The schedule is available at

  • Training in Digital Methods for Humanists Fellowships

    IPRH announces the second cycle of a three-year competition for Faculty Fellowships that support Training in Digital Methods for Humanists (TDMH), a pilot program funded by the Investment for Growth Initiative of the Offices of the Provost and the Vice Chancellor for Research.

  • Introduction to ORCID for Research Administrators: What, Why, How?

    Tues., Sept. 11, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

    Grainger Engineering Library

    2nd floor conference room “Commons”

  • NCSA & DIA hosting sports and data analysis colloquium

    Join NCSA on December 7th from 11 am - 12 pm as we dive into the world of athletic data analysis with Illinois' Director of Athletics Josh Whitman, Head Baseball Coach Dan Hartleb, Assistant Football Coach Kingsley Osei-Asibey, Associate Athletic Director Randy Ballard, Associate Director of Athletics, Sports Technology Nick Rogers, and NCSA's own Rob Sisneros. Register here

  • Leveraging Tech Services for Bio Imaging Research

    The Bio Imaging Lab at Beckman Institute decreased their processing time from over 260 days to just a few hours by leveraging Amazon Web Services at Illinois, provided by Technology Services. This is their story.


  • iDSI Community Engagement Breakfast Invitation

    You are invited to join us at the iDSI Community Engagement Working Group Breakfast.

    April 11, 2018


    Illini Union 210

  • Design Research: Kim Erwin and Jerry Krishnan with Carle Illinois Faculty

    The FAA Design Research Initiative presents Kim Erwin and Jerry Krishnan, “You Don’t Get Points for Novelty: Design Research for Health Care,” a panel discussion with Kesh Kesavadas, Jenny Amos, and Stan Ruecker. March 29, 4-5 p.m., NCSA Auditorium. Reception immediately afterwards.

  • 2018 February Newsletter

    View the February newsletter online.

  • Argonne Training Program on Extreme-Scale Computing Registration Extended

    Designed to train the next generation of supercomputer users, the Argonne Training Program on Extreme-Scale Computing (ATPESC) is scheduled for its sixth year in the Chicago area from July 29 - August 10. Deadline extended to March 15.

  • Digital Humanities Summer Institute 2018

    Proposals are now being accepted for presentations at the DHSI Conference & Colloquium, to be held in June 2018 alongside classes at the Digital Humanities Summer Institute, University of Victoria. Open to all, the DHSI Conference & Colloquium offers an opportunity to present research and projects within an engaging, collegial atmosphere. Participation comes free with DHSI registration, and contributors not planning to register for a DHSI course can join for a modest participation fee of $150 CDN.

  • MATLAB license now available for undergraduates

    As you start the new semester make sure you have all the right tools. The University of Illinois WebStore is now able to provide MATLAB  to all students, faculty and staff as a virtual application through our University wide CITRIX service. For only $20 a semesterstudents can now analyze data, develop algorithms, and create models using MATLAB.

    To obtain access, first, visit WebStore and purchase the MATLAB Virtual Application for Students offer. Then, follow the instructions in your WebStore Order History for access to the software.

    For more information about what's included in the new license, visit WebStore’s News Items. If you have questions about the new MATLAB license, contact

  • Scholarly Commons Open House

    You are invited to the Scholarly Commons Open House

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

  • NSF-sponsored Workshop to Focus on Data Lifecycle Training

    For today’s graduate and post-doctoral students, conducting research often starts by trying to make sense of the many tools, technologies, and work environments used in data-intensive research and computing.

    NSF Cyber Carpentry Workshop: Data Lifecycle Training

    July 16-27 at University of North Carolina

    Travel and accommodations provided. Applications due March 15.

  • 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.

  • Training: Intermediate High Performance Computing Administration

    Intermediate Workshop

    August 13-17, 2018

    Yale University, New Haven, CT

    If you have some experience as an HPC system administrator and want to expand your skills, this is the workshop for you! In just five days you will:

    Strengthen your overall knowledge of HPC system administrationFocus in depth on file systems and storage, HPC networks, and job schedulersGet hands-on training and discuss real-life stories with experienced HPC administrators

    Those who have attended an Introductory LCI workshop in the past are especially encouraged to attend!

    More information:


  • Illinois 150: The 21st Century University and Research for the Public Good

    Join us on April 10-12 for Illinois 150, the concluding research event of the sesquicentennial celebration. This conference will bring together experts in health care; food, energy and water systems; technology; criminal justice; and other areas critical to individual and collective well-being to ask, "What does it mean for research to serve the public good in the 21st century?"

    Full details available on the OVCR website

  • Whole-Tale Summer Internships available

    Whole-Tale: Merging Science and Cyberinfrastructure Pathways" is an NSF-funded project that will enable researchers to examine, transform and then seamlessly re-publish research data that was used in an article.

  • Partner Investment in 7 TESLA MRI Impacts Illinois Research, Patient Care

    Carle and University of Illinois leadership recently approved funding to purchase a MAGNETOM 7 Tesla (7T) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner. They join an elite network of clinical facilities (currently one of only six nationwide) to offer patients access to this technology, the highest magnetic field imaging strength commercially available in the United States approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for brain and knee scans of patients greater than 66 lbs.

  • When Excel Isn't Enough - 4/19

    This workshop will discuss the pros and cons of Excel and databases for data storage. Weighing those pros and cons, do you need a database? If so, is a database in the cloud a cost effective solution?

  • 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

  • Highlighting Campus Cluster Research

    The Illinois Campus Cluster Program (ICCP) was utilized for processing research done by Professor Jean-Pierre Leburton, a member of the Beckman Institute's Nanoelectronics and Nanomaterial Group. Leburton's work has recently been featured in numerous articles for his work on the future of transistors and the role of nanopores in DNA.

  • Amazon Alexa Microgrant Program

    Application Deadline: March 3, 2019

    Are you interested in enhancing your own project using Alexa-enabled products, or prototyping for Alexa-enabled products? The Technology Entrepreneur Center will award a limited number of microgrants worth up to $1000 of acoustic test equipment and Alexa development kits for Illinois students to use on their projects.

  • Call for Proposals now open for the Women Advance IT Conference

    "Women Advance IT" is an IT leadership conference that will be held at the Nebraska Innovation Campus, 2021 Transformation Dr, Lincoln, NE 68508 on November 5-6, 2019. This two-day conference is open to the public. The final day of registration is October 29, 2019.This year's conference theme is, "Disruption." We want to hear about programs that encourage inclusiveness and continued education in improving diversity and inclusion, growing future leaders and adding more women in IT. This year's Emerging Tech track will focus on STEM, we encourage students to submit proposals on their research projects.  

  • 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.

  • Savvy Researcher Workshops

    Check out this week's Savvy Researcher Workshops:

    Personal Information Management: Monday, November 5, 4 – 5 p.m., Main Library, room 314

    Designing with Microsoft Publisher: Tuesday, November 6, 11 a.m. - noon, Main Library, room 314

    Making Scanned Text Machine Readable through Optical Character Recognition: Tuesday, November 6, 1 - 2 p.m., Main Library, room 314

    Smart & Simple Data Management: Tuesday, November 6, 3 – 4:30 p.m., Funk ACES, room 509

    Google for Scholars: Wednesday, November 7, 11 a.m. – noon, Main Library, room 314

    Drowning in Citations and PDFs? EndNote Can Help!: Wednesday, November 7, 1 – 2 p.m., Main Library, room 314

    Navigating the University Press Ecosystem: Thursday, November 8, 11 a.m. - noon, Main Library, room 314

    Building Digital Exhibitions with Omeka: Thursday, November 8, noon – 1 p.m., Main Library, room 314

    Introduction to Infographics Using Piktochart: Friday, November 9, noon – 1 p.m., Main Library, room 314

    The Power of Presentations: Enhancing your Slides for Teaching and Engagement: Friday, November 9, 1 – 2 p.m., Armory, room 172

    Learn more and register online.

  • Image of Research Competition

    Graduate and professional students at Illinois are invited to submit images of their research, creative or scholarly work for the fifth annual Image of Research competition. Entries will be judged by a multidisciplinary panel for connection between image, text, and research; originality; and visual impact. Deadline is Jan. 22, 2018.

    For more information visit the Image of Research Competition website.

  • Michigan State University's Empower Women in IT Conference: July 19

    Michigan State University Information Technology and MSU IT Club25 are excited to announce the inaugural Empower Women in IT Conference on July 19, featuring keynote speaker Emily Calandrelli! They have extended a warm welcome to all people working in IT. Emily Calandrelli is an Emmy-nominated science TV host. She's featured as a correspondent on Bill Nye Saves the World and an executive producer and the host of FOX's Xploration Outer Space.

  • Attend the XSEDE HPC Workshop

    XSEDE along with the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center are pleased to announce a one-day OpenMP workshopTuesday, January 9. This workshop is intended to give C and Fortran programmers a hands-on introduction to OpenMP programming. Attendees will leave with a working knowledge of how to write scalable codes using OpenMP. This event will be presented using the Wide Area Classroom (WAC) training platform.

    Add event to your calendar:  iCal   Outlook 2010

  • Handshake Helps With Job Placement

    Are you a Graduate Student starting your job search? Handshake, a new service offering at Illinois, can help you get started. With over 200,000 employers nation-wide, it's a fantastic way to get yourself seen.

    Read the full story.

  • Illinois Campus Cluster Helps DES Map the Skies

    New result rivals precision of cosmic microwave background measurements, supports view that dark matter and dark energy make up most of the cosmos.

    Read the full story on the NCSA website.

  • 2018 January Newsletter

    View the January newsletter online.

  • U of I Box Now Offers HIPAA

    U of I Box is now available for storing protected health information. Individuals who would like to use U of I Box to store Protected Health Information may only do so in a provided Box Health Data Folder (BHDF). A request for a BHDF can be submitted from Individuals are responsible for following set policies and guidance listed in the web page above.

  • Call for Proposals: SBSRI Small Grant Program

    The Social and Behavioral Sciences Research Initiative, with support from the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research both directly and via the Campus Research Board, requests proposals for its 2018 Small Grant Program. This program brings together interdisciplinary research teams to develop projects that show promise for external funding. Applications will be accepted until April 28, 2018.

  • Researchers update Illinois standards for storm frequencies

    As heavy rainstorms become more frequent and stronger than in the past, municipal drainage systems designed from outdated standards often fail, resulting in flooding and financial losses.

    Researchers at the Illinois State Water Survey (ISWS) have recently applied newer data to update ISWS Bulletin 70, the publication that provides the state standards for expected extreme storms.

  • 2018 Summer Boot Camp XSEDE Registration Pages Available

    The registration pages for the 2018 Summer Boot Camp event are now available.

    This 4 day event will include MPI, OpenMP, OpenACC and accelerators and run June 4-7. This event will be presented using the Wide Area Classroom(WAC) training platform and will conclude with a special hybrid exercise contest that will challenge the students to apply their skills over the following 3 weeks and be awarded the Fifth Annual XSEDE Summer Boot Camp Championship Trophy.  In addition, an XSEDE Badge will be available to those who complete the Challenge.

  • The Internet of Things (IoT): An Intro to your Jetsons Lifestyle

    Although the flying car is still a far-off dream for high-tech aficionados, many other technologies from the 20th century’s favorite futuristic cartoon have become a reality. Smartwatches, video calls, holograms that perform, and robotic assistants of all kinds are very real and present in our lives. What facilitates the existence and accessibility of these long-awaited tech advancements? In short, the Internet of Things.

  • REU and NCSA SPIN Programs Panel Discussion

    Join Women@NCSA on Wednesday, June 5 from 1:30-2:30pm in the NCSA atrium for a partnering panel discussion from REU and NCSA SPIN programs. This panel aims to discuss opportunities and pathways for women in STEM fields with undergraduate students. The panel will be followed by round table discussions on topics such as women in research, women in STEM, careers for women in research, etc. The event is open to all. We are looking for volunteer mentors to help drive the conversations during the round table discussion, please contact Alice Delage at if you are interested in volunteering. 

    Refreshments will be served. RSVP and invite others via our Facebook event

  • Call for Proposals: iConference 2020

    The Call for Proposals is now open for iConference 2020 in Borås, Sweden. The theme is Sustainable Digital Communities and there is a great deal of flexibility in presentation formats, from full papers, to workshops to colloquia. Submission deadlines vary by track, beginning September 16.

  • OPRS Office Hours - July 12

    Friday July 12, 10am to noon.

    The Office for the Protection of Research Subjects (OPRS) will be hosting walk-in office hours. Staff reviewers will be available to assist you with your IRB protocol during this time. No appointment is needed. OPRS is located at 805 West Pennsylvania Avenue in Urbana.

  • Colleges That Received the Most in NEH Grants in the Past Decade

    Since the 2008 fiscal year, the National Endowment for the Humanities has approved awards of more than $400 million in grants to nearly 900 American colleges and universities to support projects in areas like education, preservation, research, and digital humanities.

    The University of Illinois is marked #7 on this prestigious list!