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Opportunities for researchers to engage in advanced research are facilitated through Northwestern’s involvement in local, regional, national, and international partnerships and research initiatives.

Northwestern University Library

Northwestern University Library's Center for Scholarly Communication & Digital Curation supports Northwestern scholars through active exploration of new models for disseminating research results, and by developing programs to support long-term retention and reuse of the scholarly output of the University. The Center's services include understanding copyright, data management planning, author rights consultation, bibliometrics, open access and self-archiving, NIH public access policy, digital publishing and research tools, and informational services. Research Computing partners with NUL to present The Researcher's Toolkit, a technology workshop series designed to help researchers improve scholarly productivity and efficiency in the areas of programming, data analysis, scientific computing, data management, publication skills, and GIS.

Northwestern University Office for Research

The Office for Research supports University faculty in the creation of solutions to problems that improve lives, communities, and the world; enabling fundamental discovery of new knowledge; and educate our students in classrooms, labs, and studios.

International Center for Advanced Internet Research (iCAIR)

An international research center supporting advanced networking research through cooperative partnerships with other national and international communities and organizations, including universities, national federal labs, standards organizations, advanced networking research organizations, and corporate research centers.

Science, Technology, and Research Transit Access (StarLight)

University researchers have access to StarLight, one of the world’s largest optical network exchanges for national and international research and education networks. Hosted at Northwestern, the facility offers an advanced optical infrastructure and proving ground for network services optimized for high-performance applications.

Virtual School for Computational Science and Engineering (VSCSE)

Graduate students, post-docs, and young professionals from all disciplines gain skills to use advanced computational resources to advance their research through specialized training offered by VSCSE.

The Great Lakes consortium for Petascale Computing (GLCPC)

Northwestern researchers have opportunities to collaborate with peer institutions and national research laboratories to explore petascale computing through allocation of the Blue Waters national computing facility.

The Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE)

Formerly known as the Teragrid, XSEDE offers Northwestern researchers an opportunity gain access to a robust collection of integrated advanced digital resources and services to interactively share computing resources, data, and expertise.

Last Updated: 11 April 2019

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