To be more responsive to the unique needs of researchers, HITS is launching the Academic IT Core.
The Academic IT Core will house a specialized set of IT and data services that are easily accessible, available on demand and for a recharge rate. This will allow researchers to more easily estimate specific IT costs and leverage the services throughout their project lifecycle.
“We learned that researchers have unique IT needs that don’t fall into the typical IT offerings,” said Erin Dietrich, Senior Director of HITS Academic IT. “That’s why we created the Academic IT Core, to provide specialized services such as programming to enable research projects to move faster with the help of expert IT staff. We utilized the core model because it has been successfully implemented here at UM with the BioMedical Research Core Facilities and is a familiar format to researchers.”
The Academic IT Core has launched with one service, Scientific Programming & Innovation, with additional services to be added in the coming year. “We wanted to launch with Scientific Programming because it is currently a gap that is consistently requested by researchers,” Dietrich said. The Scientific Programming team offers computer programming support to streamline data analysis, experimental control, instrument automation, and more. Consultation is provided free of charge.
Get started with Scientific Programming, a service in the Academic IT Core, by submitting your request for a consult through the Michigan Medicine Help Center. For more information, visit the Academic IT Core webpage.