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UITS Research Technologies

Cyberinfrastructure enabling research and creative activities

Science Community Tools 

The mission of the Science Community Tools (SCT) directorate of Research Technologies is to provide software tools, collaboration environments, and resources that allow scientific communities and virtual organizations to advance scientific research and scholarship.

SCT provides tools and resources that enable teams of researchers to collaborate and do research with “scientist-friendly” and cutting edge software tools and system environments. These include novel analytical, data management, and virtual collaboration environments. SCT is heavily supported by external funding and its activities center around scientific disciplines that are organized into virtual organizations that are often state wide, national or international in scope. SCT consists of three management groups:

Within IU, SCT provides particularly valuable and extensive services in support of biological and medical research, especially the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI), and supporting physics research including analysis of data from the Large Hadron Collider.