Partner on Proposals
The mission of RCAC's staff is to support and advance research discoveries at Purdue through partnerships with faculty, research groups and centers. Our research scientists collaborate with faculty on grant proposals and support them by providing cyberinfrastructure solutions to funded projects.
Our staff take on roles in proposals including (but not limited to) consulting on better utilization of high performance computing, providing data-intensive and high-throughput computing resources, improving scientific workflows, leading software design and development, creating, managing, and publishing large data collections, creating educational and outreach visualizations, and assisting with acquisition and/or access to local and national advanced cyberinfrastructure and resources. Our staff can also assist in creating your data management plan and provide requested text on Purdue IT equipment and facilities.
RCAC staff can be funded to design, develop and deploy scientific applications on science gateways (portals). Once your application is deployed, it can be shared with users worldwide, enhancing your engagement and outreach opportunities.
Some examples of our past and current collaborative grants are:
- NSF HDR Institute: Geospatial Understanding through an Integrative Discovery Environment (I-GUIDE) PI: Shaowen Wang (UIUC), Purdue researchers: V. Byrd, I. Haqiqi, T. Hertel, D. Johnson, C. Song, M. Venkatesh, M. Ward, $15M, 10/2021 - 9/2026 (I-GUIDE)
- NSF CISE III: Medium: Collaborative Research: Deep Generative Modeling for Urban and Archaeological Recovery PI: Daniel Aliaga, Co-PI: Rajesh Kalyanam, Ian Lindsay (Collaborators: Vanderbilt, Brown U), $1M, 10/2021 - 9/2024 (Purdue news release)
- NSF AccelNet: GLASSNET: Networking Global to Local Analyses to Inform Sustainable Investments in Land and Water Resources, PI: Thomas Hertel, Co-PI: Matt Huber, Carol Song, Stephen Polasky, Danielle Grogan, $2M, 1/2021 - 12/2025 (Purdue news release)
- NSF CCRI: ENS: Collaborative Research: Open Computer System Usage Repository and Analytics Engine PI: Saurabh Bagchi, Co-PI: Carol Song, Rajesh Kalyanam, Stephen Harrell (Collaborative research partner in U of Texas: Richard Evans), $1.7M, 10/2020 - 9/2023 (NSF award information)
- NIH: Toward a Generalized Framework and Flexible Software Environment for Power Analysis of Alcohol Treatment Randomized Controlled Trials, PI: Sean Lane and Erin Hennes, Co-investigators: D. Steinley, R. Proctor, C. Song, L. Zhao., $3.7M, 10/2018 - 9/2023 (NIH award information)
RCAC is a resource provider for the NSF funded national cyberinfrastructure ACCESS (formerly XSEDE). It has deployed a new advanced computing resource, Anvil, in 2021. Anvil is formally in production Since Feb. 1, 2022. Our staff are actively working with our ACCESS partners and have extensive knowledge and experience with ACCESS resources and services as well as its many training and educational opportunities. We are well positioned to help the Purdue research community leverage ACCESS and other national resources such as the Open Science Grid in research and education proposals to funding agencies.
Contact us today to see how we can help.