Brandi Klingerman | October 6, 2016
Notre Dame Research has embarked on an initiative in this academic year to identify the infrastructure support needs for social scientists across campus and to find approaches to fill these needs. Information gathering has begun and the Vice President for Research welcomes the thoughts of faculty and students about how the University can advance its social sciences programs of research and scholarship.
One area of importance, which is expected to continue to grow as a priority, is gaining access to and using large data sets, so-called “big data,” as well as identifying trends and information within these data. This kind of information is becoming increasingly common for all areas of research, but especially for social scientists.
As a first step to achieve this, the Center for Social Research (CSR) will be integrated with the Center for Research Computing (CRC) in order to streamline the University’s data science research services. This partnership will provide faculty and students with the integrated cyberinfrastructure for the big data era.