RENCI leading new North Carolina data initiative

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Over the email this week I got news of a new two year data initiative in North Carolina that will look at management and storage of large digital data sets

The two-year TUCASI (Triangle Universities Center for Advanced Studies, Inc.) data-Infrastructure Project (TIP) will deploy a federated data cyberinfrastructure—or data cloud—that will manage and store digital data for Duke University, NC State University, UNC Chapel Hill, and the Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI) and allow the campuses to more seamlessly share data with each other, with national research projects, and private sector partners in Research Triangle Park and beyond.

RENCI and the UNC Chapel Hill DICE Center will manage the $2.7M project. More in the release from RENCI.

The tasks of the TIP research team will include designing a model for capturing, storing and accessing course content, determining best practices for search and retrieval, and developing mechanisms for sharing archived content among the TIP partners, across the Triangle area and with national research initiatives. Campus approved social media tools, such as YouTube and iTunesU, will be integrated into the system.