The Advanced Biomedical IT Core (ABITC) helps researchers in health care and related sciences to maximize data analysis, protect and store data, visualize information, and disseminate results nationally and internationally.
The Advanced Biomedical IT Core represents a collaboration between the IU School of Medicine (IUSM) and the Research Technologies (RT) division of University Information Technology Services (UITS), the central IT services organization at Indiana University. Research Technologies has traditionally provided high-end computing, storage, and visualization resources to university researchers at large.
The ABITC has been created to be a dedicated resource for health care and related science researchers at IU. Originally funded through the Indiana Genomics Initiative (INGEN), it reflects the university's ongoing commitment to supporting Indiana's various life sciences initiatives. In particular, it provides access to Indiana University supercomputing, information management, and visualization resources.
In early 2009, the ABITC completed its efforts to make Research Technologies resources aligned with HIPAA to enable researchers to analyze and store Electronic Protected Health Information (ePHI) on RT systems.