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8/26/16
Research Task Force (TF) Initiatives:
Current Status

Initiative
Current Status
Integrative Research Culture Workshop
Improve Graduate Student Quality
Showcased Mines to prospective grad students at Red Rocks in spring. RTT and Grad
office discussing strategies for similar events. Identifying funding for named fellowships
for top students.

Faculty Work Load Analysis
President Johnson has assigned this initiative to his team to establish and implement a new
workload model.
August 19, 2016
Improve Faculty Mentoring
Research sessions were added to the Fall FY16 new faculty orientation. RTT office will
host a series of brown bag sessions on research topics. Encourage all depts to have
formal mentoring policy.

Reduction of Administrative Burden 2 ORA initiatives: Checkbook grant accounting being tested. New contracts administrator
hired.

Interdisciplinary Research
TF will work closely with the Research Council Chair in the coming semester to kick start an
initiative for hosting research conferences.
Create Grand Challenge Institutes
Discussions ongoing with faculty in several areas. Will need seed funding.

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Recent Multi-Partner Initiatives
Major Proposals In the Pipeline
¨༊  Renewal of NSF ERC for Urban Water Center
¨༊  NSF ERC on Innovation for Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage
¨༊  Alliance for Development of Additive Processing Technologies
¨༊  NSF MRSEC on Center for Sustainable Materials for Energy (CSM-E)
¨༊  Light Weight Steels
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  NNMI on Center for Process Intensification to Enable Renewables
  Carbon Materials for Wind Turbines
¨༊  Methane Emissions Reconciliation
¨༊  NNMI on Clean Energy Manufacturing Innovation Institute
¨༊  Critical Materials Institute
¨༊  Mines/NREL Partnership for International Center for
Multiscale Characterization (ICMC)


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Positioned to Address Major Scientific
Challenges
Campus Workshops Held
q༇  Strong connections with
Federal Labs
¨༊  Water
q༇  Close connections with Front
¨༊  Catalysis
Range Federal Labs
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  Strong industry ties
  Membranes
q༇  Increased international
¨༊  Big Data
partnerships

q༇  Commercialization activities
and entrepreneurial outreach
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Upcoming
All Funds Balance Report
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Research Support Services (CCIT)
Breakout Groups
Data Management

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 Data Management Plans (templates, tools and reviews)
  BO#1: Combining research centers into institutes
• Best practices (storage structures, file naming, etc.)
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  BO#2: Accelerating buildup of intellectual property
 Data curation (Institutional and external repositories)
HPC Resources
• Help understanding funder requirements
• BlueM and Mio
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  BO#3: Physical reorganization of research space on
 Metadata guidance
•  ~13,000 total compute cores
•  Additional accelerator/GPU cores
Consultations
campus to achieve interdisciplinary research
• Code optimization
• Evaluate storage options for researchers
• HPC consultations
• Communicate specific and general IT needs
¨༊  BO#4: Impediments to enhancing inter-institutional
• Education
• Connect researchers with other departments or individuals

collaborations
• Help navigating IP (or connecting those needing IP help)
Tim Kaiser: tkaiser@mines.edu

hpc.mines.edu
 Limited scripting help

¨༊  BO#5: Impediments to enhancing intra-institutional
• Educational talks for researchers or departments


collaborations
Matt Ketterling: mketterling@mines.edu
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