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Introducing the Compute and Data Services Alliance for Research

We are very excited to introduce a faculty-driven service and support initiative for Duke researchers, coordinated between the Office of Information Technology, the Duke University Libraries, and the Office for Research & Innovation. Services will be targeted to scholars and researchers across the institution who have a range of computational and other support needs and work with a wide spectrum of data, with the exclusion of Duke Health patient data. 

The Compute & Data Services Alliance for Research (CDSA), to be formally launched in August 2024, is a response to the ever-evolving needs of the research community and the increasing complexity of conducting, sharing, and publishing research today. The collaborative effort is designed to streamline administrative processes, optimize IT infrastructure, and empower Duke researchers to focus more on discovery, innovation, and scholarship. The Alliance will: 

  • Expand existing resources, including people and technology 
  • Empower researchers with easier access to services and robust training
  • Simplify processes, allowing for more efficient use of time

The CDSA is already underway with a phased rollout of a dozen of the most highly requested research services, the hiring of additional support staff, and the development of a self-service tool. To learn more, visit the CDSA webpage.

We will continue to keep you posted on the progress of the CDSA. In the meantime, should you have questions or comments, please don’t hesitate to contact us or reach out directly to the implementation team for this project at cdsa_research@duke.edu. 

 

Sincerely, 

Tracy Futhey
Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer

Jenny Lodge
Vice President for Research & Innovation

Joseph Salem
Vice Provost for Library Affairs