Research IT (computing, data, and related infrastructure and services) is changing at an accelerating rate, while the range of scientific fields and disciplines depending on research cyberinfrastructure is expanding and becoming increasingly diverse.
The Capabilities Model for Research IT (formerly the Maturity Model) project is a collaborative effort by Internet2, the Campus Research Computing Consortium (CaRCC), EDUCAUSE, The Quilt, and many higher education institutions, that identifies the range of relevant approaches to supporting research IT, for use by IT practitioners, researchers, and campus leadership. It includes a self-assessment tool that is designed for a school to explore different areas of maturity or capability for the support of researchers and research activities on their campus.
The upcoming full-day workshop at EDUCAUSE on Monday, October 14, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. will provide background on the project and introduce participants to the maturity model framework and how it can be applied to a range of different institutions. Participants will have an opportunity to fill out the questionnaire, discuss how it applies to their respective institutions, and discuss how the model could be used in strategic decision making by institutions.
If you are an IT practitioner, researcher, or senior administrator at a campus interested in supporting researchers and research activities, we invite you to join us and your colleagues for this hands-on opportunity to apply and evaluate the model and discuss its use for strategic decision making.
Also posted at the Internet2 blog here.