Consortium Efforts

What We Do

Community and Capacity Building

  • Facilitating the ongoing operations of the MS-CC consistent with the initial vision and charter.

  • Creating a single unified DMZ for Collaborative Research for MS-CC Membership.

  • Conducting 2-3 CI Workshops, including virtual events with Internet2, to introduce and develop CI concepts to MS-CC membership. View a Connecting the Dots: Using Campus IT Infrastructure Survey Data webinar from March 2021 on the Internet2 YouTube channel.

  • Create a Leadership Core from the current membership to provide human cyberinfrastructure expertise to increase competitiveness, grow capabilities, and participate in the global CI ecosystem.

  • Visits by CIOs and institutional leaders to introduce the MS-CC.

  • Utilizing the CI Maturity Model currently in development as a vehicle for institutional self-assessment and cross-community dialogue.

  • Developmental evaluation, feedback surveys, and building internal facilitation capability.

Workforce Development

  • Developing and delivering network engineer training, linked across MS-CC campuses, with co-op and internship opportunities.

  • Developing shared curriculum resources to be adapted for use among the MS-CC campuses, with input from industry professionals on key topics, including cybersecurity, data analytics, data curation, cyberinfrastructure, networking, and related topics.

  • Developing a talent pipeline of students from MS-CC campuses to fill cyberinfrastructure positions that are opening on a continuing basis as staff are being hired away by the private sector.

Research Support and Acceleration

  • Creating a joint research database to encourage interdisciplinary research among MS-CC membership.

  • Soliciting partner institutions to support the common goal to enhance cyberinfrastructure resources to minorities serving institutions.

  • Soliciting and recruiting industry partnerships to the mutual benefit of consortium members.

  • Develop and implement a “floating” cyberinfrastructure engineer by making available consulting slots to membership institutions. These resources could be contracted, or donate other affiliate or industry partners depending on the expertise required.