Historic Campus & Regional Cyberinfrastructure Plans

The following are historic examples of both campus or 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.  Note that due to their age, they may not reflect the reality of the sites that submitted them, and are provided as reference only.  

More recent CI plans, submitted after to 2017, can be found on the CI Plan page.  


Northern New Mexico College CyberInfrastructure Plan - 2012

IntroductionThe 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 SummaryInspired 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

SummaryUCI 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.GuidanceWhile 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)BackgroundColorado 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

IntroductionWhat 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 summaryAs 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 PortfolioDocument contextThe 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 established…  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


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


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


Keystone Initiative for Network Based Education and Research (KINBER) Regional Cyberinfrastructure Plan - 2015

KINBER Cyberinfrastructure PlanJanuary 26, 2015KINBER is a not-for-profit corporation established to work with its members to create an environment that fosters collaborative research and promotes the innovative use of digital technologies among educational, healthcare, media and other community anchor institutions to improve the quality of life in communities throughout the Commonwealth. Its…  Read More

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Clemson University Regional Cyberinfrastructure Plan - 2014

With the increasing level of complexity and demands for IT services, Clemson University has developed a series of robust and innovative techniques to address the growing needs of cyberinfrastructure practitioners both at the national and local level.  Clemson has deployed a collaborative campus strategy addressing the rigorous demands of a national research institution.  By offering a…  Read More


OARnet Regional Cyberinfrastructure Plan - 2014

BackgroundThe OARnet network consists of more than 1,850 miles of fiber-optic backbone. The network blankets the state, providing connectivity to Ohio's colleges and universities, K-12 schools, public broadcasting stations, academic medical centers, and state, federal and partnering research organizations. In addition to Ohio the fiber assets extend into Kentucky, West Virginia, Pennsylvania and…  Read More