Sample Campus & Regional Cyberinfrastructure Plans

The following are representative campus, and regional, cyberinfrastructure plans from facilities around the U.S.  Each plan was submitted as part of a proposal to National Science Foundation's Campus Cyberinfrastructure programs (CC-IIE, CC-NIE, CC-DNI, and CC*). These materials are provided as examples for universities and institutions looking to develop their own campus CI plans, strategies and architectures to support research, education, and discovery.

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Arcadia University Campus CyberInfrastructure Plan - 2020

Information Technology (IT) at Arcadia University provides services to faculty, staff, and students across two schools and 3 colleges including Arts and Sciences, Health Sciences, Education, Global Business, and Global Studies. Additionally, a large study abroad program is offered through its College of Global Studies that operates in 13 countries.Arcadia’s main campus location is located in…  Read More

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University of Cincinnati Campus CyberInfrastructure Plan - 2020

The University of Cincinnati has a robust enterprise network that provides network services for greater than 45,000 faculty, staff, and students across several campuses, however, the demand for shared computing power, ever-increasing data volumes, and higher network capacities are all on exponential growth paths. To address the changing needs of the academic and research communities, this plan…  Read More

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North Carolina at Greensboro Campus CyberInfrastructure Plan - 2019

 The University of North Carolina at Greensboro recognizes an increasing need for CyberInfrastructure (CI) capabilities to support growing scientific research computational and data storage needs. This CyberInfrastructure plan outlines the set of CI initiatives for the University’s Information Technology Services (ITS) division to support these growing needs in alignment with both divisional…  Read More


Franklin & Marshall College Campus CyberInfrastructure Plan - 2019

  F&M has, year over year, matured its approach and available resources in support of campus researchers. This work is highlighted as a priority in the College’s most recent strategic plan. Examples of this maturation include:  creation of F&M’s first-ever Faculty Center in 2014 with support from the Mellon Foundation development of a professional College Grants Office, which…  Read More


Montana State University Campus CyberInfrastructure Plan - 2016

Montana State University Campus Cyberinfrastructure Plan  Montana State University, the land-grant university for the State of Montana, is developing and deploying a data-centric cyberinfrastructure (CI) emphasizing digital scholarship in support of the institution’s learning, research, and outreach missions. Montana State University is a Carnegie RU/VH classified institution attracting over…  Read More


Northern New Mexico College CyberInfrastructure Plan - 2012

Introduction The Information Technology (IT) Department at Northern New Mexico College (Northern or NNMC) provides services to its constituents (faculty, staff, and students) who are grouped in five colleges: Arts and Sciences, Engineering and Technology, Business, Health Science, and Education.From the transition from a community college to a four-year degree granting institution in 2004, the IT…  Read More


University of New Hampshire CyberInfrastructure Plan - 2013

Executive Summary Inspired in part by the NSF EPSCoR CI Workshop (2007), which revealed northern New England as the “black hole of connectivity”; UNH implemented its first CI Plan in 2008. Informed by and integrated with the vision and plans of the Governor’s Telecom Advisory Board, the Division of Economic Development’s Director of Broadband, and the UNH Technology plan for research,…  Read More


UC Irvine CyberInfrastructure Plan - 2015

Summary UCI has a fairly common physical CyberInfrastructure (CI) with which we are trying to attain an uncommon goal:  benefiting as much of the campus as possible as economically as possible. Guidance While we want to add power to our underlying compute, storage, and networking CI, we are very aware of how that power affects our actual users.  A place on the Top500 Supercomputer rankings list…  Read More

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University of Missouri Cyberinfrastructure Plan - 2015

The fundamental goal of cyberinfrastructure (CI) is the integration of computing resources, software, and networking along with data storage, information management, and human resources to advance scholarship and research.The University of Missouri’s CI Council has developed a comprehensive vision to guide the University’s future investments in cyberinfrastructure. In consultation with…  Read More

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Colorado State University Cyberfnfrastructure Plan - 2014

Download Colorado State University Cyberinfrastructure Plan (PDF) Background Colorado State University is a land-grant university with particular strengths in the applied sciences, engineering, life sciences, agriculture, and natural resources. Traditionally, these strengths have required the most advanced cyberinfrastructure. Indeed, CSU was the first university in the U.S. to purchase a…  Read More


Marshall University Cyber Infrastructure Plan - 2015

Introduction What is Cyber Infrastructure? Cyber infrastructure is the connected cyber resources of networks, storage, computing and research communities that provide a basis to support scientific research and innovation in science, engineering and other fields. Why is it needed for scientific research? Scientific inquiry, innovation, and advance discovery requires improved cyber infrastructure…  Read More


University of Florida Cyberinfrastructure Plan - 2015

Executive summary As part of the strategy to make the University of Florida a member of the top 10 public universities in the United States, it is critical to build the right foundation for faculty and students to do their work in education and research. The University of Florida plans to build upon existing infrastructure and enhance it to reach the following goals and milestones: Infrastructure…  Read More


University of Utah Cyberinfrastructure Plan - 2013

Information Technology (IT) Governance Research Portfolio Document context The University of Utah Information Technology Research Portfolio, currently chaired by Prof. Thomas Cheatham, is a component of the newly implemented Information Technology (IT) governance structure of the University of Utah. The portfolio has replaced the earlier Campus Cyberinfrastructure (CI) Council that was…  Read More


University of Hawai‘i Cyberinfrastructure Plan - 2013

IntroductionThe University of Hawai‘i (UH) is already one of the nation’s top research universities, with distinctive strengths in astronomy, earth and ocean sciences. In developing the new Hawai’i Innovation Initiative (HI2), which calls for bold expansion in these and other strategic areas such as agriculture and the health sciences, it became apparent that stronger capabilities would…  Read More


Auburn Campus Cyberinfrastructure Plan - 2013

Auburn University recently completed the construction of a $13 million building for the Office of Information Technology towards the end of 2011. The new building enables consolidation of OIT employees from nine different buildings, including Dunstan Hall, Haley Center, L Building, Parker Hall, Property Services Building, Telecom and ETV Film Laboratory, Telecom and ETV Scene Shop, Telecom Studio…  Read More


University of New Hampshire Cyberinfrastructure Plan - 2008 to 2018

Executive Summary UNH implemented its first 10-year CI Plan in 2008. Inspired in part by the 2007 NSF EPSCoR Cyberinfrastructure Workshop, which highlighted northern New England as the “black hole of connectivity”, and informed by and integrated with the vision and plans of the NH Governor’s Telecommunications Advisory Board (TAB), the State Director of Broadband Technology (NH Division of…  Read More


UNC-Chapel Hill Cyberinfrastructure Plan - 2012

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH) recognizes three categories of strategic effort associated with cyberinfrastructure: Foundational capabilities Collaboration enablers Purpose-specific enhancements UNC-CH views (1) as being predominantly institutionally focused and (3) as predominantly project or discipline focused. While (2) assumes basic nationally shared functions and…  Read More


Tulane University Cyberinfrastructure Plan - 2014

1. Coherent campus-wide strategy and approach to CITulane University's Technology Services will provide appropriate IT infrastructure and services to different researchers based on their needs by supporting transformative uses of technology for teaching, learning and research, and to enable communication and productivity goals and enhance university business processes for all members of the…  Read More


University of Oklahoma Cyberinfrastructure Plan - 2014

OneNet OneNet, a division of the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, has operated since 1996 as the research and education network for all Oklahoma public higher education institutions, and also serves nearly every private higher education institution as well as public and private K-12 schools, libraries, museums and government (state, local, federal, tribal). Over many years of…  Read More


Great Plains Network (GPN) Regional Cyberinfrastructure Plan - 2014

Great Plains Network (GPN) GPN connects research and education networks in 6 states to the Internet2 backbone and to ESnet. GPN provides redundant connectivity for several other affiliated campuses and networks outside the GPN region. GPN operates a 100G network point of presence in Kansas City and a second 100G PoP in Tulsa. The PoPs are interconnected at 30G with plans to upgrade to 100G. GPN…  Read More