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TDAI provides support for core faculty and affiliates to advance data-enabled, interdisciplinary research and creative expression and is continually developing new and improved resources. TDAI also partners with other OSU entities to maximize our collective efforts. And there are myriad other tools and services at Ohio State that support data science and analytics research, education and outreach.

To suggest an addition to lists on this page, email TDAI

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TDAI Resources

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TDAI has retained a variety of computing resources for use by institute core faculty, labs in residence, Catalyst and Accelerator pilot award recipients, and other institute-sponsored projects. TDAI Technology Solutions Engineer Steve Chang is available to consult with core faculty and research pilot investigators to assess project requirements and facilitate access to the appropriate resources, contingent on their availability.

Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC)

OSC provides computational resources, storage, network access, and cyberinfrastructure in the form of various high performance computing packages. TDAI is able to provide access through an OSC Campus Champions code, for projects that may be too small or early in their development cycle to qualify for a project code, or with a separately assigned project code. Project codes are of bounded duration and funding, based on the needs of the project.

TDAI core faculty and other researchers leading institute-sponsored projects are asked to provide an estimate of usage to TDAI. Estimates should include:

  • Estimated number of core hours needed
  • Estimated number of GPU compute hours needed
  • Amount of storage required

For Catalyst and Accelerator pilot awards, an aggregate of the estimates is used to ensure sufficient resources are available for all projects. TDAI periodically audits usage by the projects it funds at OSC to ensure resources remain available. If a project exceeds the estimated usage, its needs and scope can be revisited.

Note: Papers, posters or other publications that result from projects utilizing TDAI-sponsored access to OSC should recognize support by both OSC and TDAI (OSC citation guide: https://www.osc.edu/resources/getting_started/citation).

Commercial Cloud Services: Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure

TDAI has accounts with both Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure through partnerships with the OCIO and the providers that are handled administratively by TDAI and may be used to supplement or in place of physical compute and storage resources.

AWS and Azure have similar offerings for their cloud platforms, including CPU and GPU compute services, storage and networking, as well as software solutions in the form of databases, preconfigured server platforms and more. Note that not all products are available for use dependent on Ohio State policies and not all data can be stored using all services.

For both AWS and Azure accounts, a budget amount has been set via the procurement processes. The available budget is shared among all users of the cloud service.  Users must keep in mind budget constraints when using the service; the staff at TDAI can help determine the remaining resources available when accounting for all projects.

Learn more about AWS service at Ohio State

Learn more about Ohio State's Azure service

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TDAI core faculty and affiliates can utilize space within Pomerene Hall for working sessions, meetings, events and more, contingent on space availability.

More about TDAI spaces and how to access and reserve them

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TDAI support is available for researchers interested in hosting academic workshops around specific topics to spark research ideas, teams and projects. Support can include space, staff support, facilitation and more.

All topics are welcome. Topics related to Environment and Sustainability, Responsible Data Science, and Smart Cities and Mobility are especially encouraged.

To propose or discuss a workshop, email Jenny Grabmeier a brief description of the topic, proposed agenda and invitees, and an approximate timeframe.

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Partners and Other Resources

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Center for Clinical and Translational Science
Funded by the NIH, CCTS provides financial, organizational, and educational support to biomedical researchers, as well as opportunities for community members to participate in research.

Department of Biomedical Informatics
Home to educational programs; a rapidly expanding program of basic and applied biomedical informatics innovation; and a suite of biomedical informatics services targeting the needs of the basic, clinical and translational research communities at Ohio State and in the central Ohio region.

Infectious Diseases Institute
Supports researchers and educators working in the infectious realm with resources, connections and opportunities and promotes a clear external understanding of Ohio State’s infectious disease activities to strengthen efforts to partner with industry, government and other organizations.

Institute for Cybersecurity and Digital Trust
Coordinates work across university departments related to the many aspects of digital security research, product development, testing, training, education and outreach.

Sustainability Institute
Integrates, supports and leads sustainability work across the university to engage students in research and experiential learning, catalyze interdisciplinary research, engage public and private sector partners to develop and apply sustainable solutions, and provide a competitive advantage in attracting exceptional new talent, students, partnerships and resources.

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Chief Information Officer, Office of
Type(s) of Services: Compliance/Security Home of the university’s Institutional Data Policy and resources for protecting institutional data. Chief Information Security Officer Helen Patton can assist with investigating the security of any app.

Clinical and Translational Science, Center for
Type(s) of Services: Writing Assistance, Funding Alerts Financial, organizational and educational support for biomedical researchers.

Copyright Resources Center
Type(s) of Services: IP/Commercialization Education and guidance on the application of copyright law.

Energy and Environment, Office of
Type(s) of Services: Proposal Development, Publicity of Outcomes Support for sustainability-related research, including funding opportunities and student resources.

Foundation Relations (Office of Advancement)
Type(s) of Services: Proposal Development Assists researchers with engaging philanthropic foundations with similar interests that fund research, education and community initiatives.

Knowledge Bank
Type(s) of Services: Publicity of Outcomes A University Libraries service that collects, preserves and distributes Ohio State research and scholarship, including working papers, technical reports and conference proceedings.

Outreach and Engagement, Office of
Type(s) of Services: Publicity of Outcomes, Outreach/Engagement Assists faculty and staff with implementing and building capacity for community engagement efforts.

Research Compliance, Office of
Type(s) of Services: Compliance/Security Partners with researchers to ensure ethical, compliant practices and prevent issues such as conflicts of interests and research misconduct.

Research Development Office (Office of Research)
Type(s) of Services: Proposal Development Manages proposal selection and submissions for limited-submission funding opportunities, and provides positioning, capture planning and proposal preparation services for large-scale, interdisciplinary efforts. Advises on engaging Department of Defense and other funders.

Responsible Research Practices, Office of
Type(s) of Services reporting; record-keeping; and review and oversight of work involving animals, human subjects and biohazards.

Secure Research, Office of
Type(s) of Services: Compliance/Security Advises on securely performing and managing restricted research, including compliance with data export control regulations and national security-related regulations and obligations.

Technology Commercialization Office
Type(s) of Services: IP/Commercialization, Publicity of Outcomes, Outreach/Engagement Tools and resources for commercializing inventions.

Technology Entrepreneurship and Commercialization Institute
Type(s) of Services: IP/Commercialization, Publicity of Outcomes Proof of concept assistance in Fisher College, with educational programs and analytical and consulting services.

Undergraduate Research Office
Type(s) of Services: Outreach/Engagement Connects faculty researchers with students interested in conducting research.

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In addition to the services listed below, OSU’s Research Computing Committee compiled a list of computing and networking resources for researchers here.

Advanced Computing Center for the Arts and Design
Uses: Tools, Workshops & Events Dedicated to research and experimentation in emerging arts technologies for faculty and graduate students.

Center for Clinical and Translational Science
Uses: Tools, Data, Analytics, Workshops & Events Financial, organizational and educational support for biomedical researchers, as well as opportunities for community members to participate in research.

Center for Human Resource Research
Uses: Tools, Data, Analytics Conducts the country’s longest-running longitudinal study and supports researchers with survey and sample design and management, data collection and management, software, and securely encrypted VoIP telephony.

Genomics Shared Resource
Uses: Tools, Analytics A multifunctional core laboratory that provides instrumentation and expertise to facilitate cancer research, including training, consultation, troubleshooting and assistance in experimental design.

Ohio Supercomputer Center
Type(s) of Offerings: Tools, User Support, Workshops & Events A statewide resource providing supercomputing services and computational science expertise. Brian Guilfoos leads OSC’s training and user support and also assists clients with converting computer codes, developing batch scripting, compiling, and code development.

Research Commons
Type(s) of Offerings: Tools, Data, Visualization, Writing Assistance, Funding Alerts, Workshops & Events Tools and training for planning, conducting, visualizing, publishing and increasing the impact of research; expert support in data management, geographic information systems, and digital humanities.

Simulation Innovation and Modeling Center
Type(s) of Offerings: Tools, Analytics An interdisciplinary center that advances computer-aided engineering in the transportation industry.

STEAM Factory
Type(s) of Offerings: Workshops & Events A grass-roots, interdisciplinary network of faculty, postdocs and staff that facilitates collaboration, innovation and dissemination.

Wexner Medical Center Research Data Repository
Type(s) of Offerings: Tools, Data Wexner Medical Center researchers can perform self-service cohort discovery utilizing coded-limited data sourced from electronic health records to support hypothesis generation, feasibility analysis and study population enrollment reports. (Training required.)

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AI Club

Buckeye Builders Club

BDAA
The Big Data & Analytics Association (BDAA) is the only undergraduate student organization of its kind, prioritizing the education of its members above all else. Weekly BDAA meetings are host to a variety of insightful events, including hands-on workshops in which industry professionals teach our members about the hottest topics in data analytics, and case competitions in which members put the skills they have acquired to the test.

R Ladies
R-Ladies Columbus is part of a worldwide organization to promote gender diversity in the R community. Midwest’s first R Programming Community for Women! We are aiming to bring together women at all R proficiency levels living in/or near Columbus, Ohio.

Tableau Users Group

IT Academy

Network Data Analysis Group

Data Privacy Working Group
The Data Privacy Working Group explores the digital footprint of Ohio State. Email Holly Drake, Ohio State Chief Privacy Officer, for details or to join.