SSW IT helps our researchers navigate the dynamic campus IT landscape, providing information and building relationships to assist SSW in awareness and use of existing campus services. We strive to build relationships between researchers facing similar issues to find common solutions and share knowledge. For any of the services below, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
SSW-IT staff are happy to assist with understanding, selecting, and managing your storage. Considerations include size of data, data security or regulatory requirements, and access requirements. We can help finding the resources for storing your active data, archival data, or backup options.
SSW-IT staff can assist with the evaluation, design and acquisition of IT hardware, software, or services for research needs. With recent changes to the University of Michigan SPG on Information Security, please contact SSW IT well in advance of any potential purchase for online software or cloud services from third party vendors, as the process may take sigificant time.
SSW-IT staff can help with wording regarding data security or services, obtaining quotes, estimates, and costs needed for grant and proposal requests.
SSW-IT staff are access liaisons, able to sponsor School of Social Work researchers with Michigan Medicine Level-2 accounts, the first step for access to REDCap and other Michigan Medicine systems. If you are a School of Social Work faculty or staff member in need of a Level-2 account as part of your access and authorization to a Michigan Medicine service, please email email@example.com.
SSW-IT maintains an allocation on Great Lakes, the University of Michigan's High Performance Computing (HPC) cluster. Familiarity with the Linux command line is necessary to use the cluster, and we recommend attending an in-person training if available, or watching pre-recorded training videos from the Advanced Research Computing Technology Services (ARC-TS) team.
If you'd like to schedule a consultation or find out more information about HPC options, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
SSW IT can also help connect SSW researchers and other research support units on campus.
CSCAR provides consulting services and training opportunities in data science, statistics, and advanced research computation. CSCAR consultants have deep expertise in R, Python, SAS, SPSS, Stata, C++, and Fortran.
SSW IT recommends contacting CSCAR for assistance with their statistical analysis. Some of the areas that CSCAR can help are listed below, but we encourage you to contact them even if you are not sure whether your needs fit into one of these areas:
To contact CSCAR:
Submit an appointment request online, or call their front desk (734) 764-7828 to request an appointment. Some questions can be addressed by e-mail. Statistics questions can be sent to email@example.com; research computing questions to firstname.lastname@example.org; and data science questions to email@example.com. Please use your U-M email address when contacting CSCAR.
Research Data Services is a network of services throughout the Library to assist you during all phases of the research data lifecycle. More information about these services can be found at https://www.lib.umich.edu/research-data-services.
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