Our Purpose

The Minority Serving-Cyberinfrastructure Consortium is committed to three main goals to enable minority serving institutions and organizations to accomplish together what would be more difficult to do separately.

Increasing Access to Cyberinfrastructure Resources

The Minority Serving-Cyberinfrastructure Consortium will explore and develop effective strategies and leading practices that campuses may use to empower their researchers to access and become more effective users of advanced research cyberinfrastructure at the campus, regional, national, and international levels.

Enhancing Interactions and Effectiveness Among Researchers and Cyberinfrastructure Professionals

The Minority Serving-Cyberinfrastructure Consortium is further dedicated to extending and enhancing the reach and impact of campus and national research computing infrastructures to institutions with minority-serving missions to promote research conducted at the campus level and through multi-institutional collaborations.

Professional and Career Development

The Minority Serving-Cyberinfrastructure Consortium is dedicated to proving and sharing in career development activities, curricula, and training for professional cyberinfrastructure staff and faculty, researchers, and students. This includes supporting campus research computing and data efforts through enhancing interactions among both professional cyberinfrastructure staff and researchers to better utilize, share, and prepare a workforce for the future adept in using advanced computing resources.