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UFIT Reports Predatory Academic Journals and Conferences Targeting Faculty

UF faculty are receiving suspicious emails purportedly from legitimate Open Access journals and conferences. They are actually from predatory companies disinterested in furthering scholarly research. Their only goal is to make money and steal academic output. UFIT has blocked 636 million email messages this academic year. However, predatory emails are not necessarily caught by the […]

Getting Started with UF’s Research Computing Environment

UFIT’s Research Computing team facilitates supercomputing resources for UF by supporting faculty research and discovery via the use of HiPerGator and by offering expert consulting and proposal support services. You can access Research Computing resources and services by first obtaining a research computing account. See UFIT’s Getting Started webpage for more information and to request […]

UFIT Enables Zoom Pro Accounts for UF

UF’s Zoom enterprise (campus-wide) licensing agreement provides a Zoom Pro level account to all faculty, students, and staff with active Gatorlink login credentials. Zoom Pro accounts include unlimited meetings of up to 100 participants, screen sharing, conference recording, and chat. Large group (100+) webinars and dedicated Zoom Rooms are also available at an additional cost. […]

UFIT Announces Price Reduction for Storage Backup Services

A price reduction for UFIT’s storage backup service will go into effect July 1, 2019. The minimum savings customers will see is 40%, with further reduction in costs for customers who frequently request data recovery. Another advantage of the new pricing is that departments can accurately budget for storage needs, because costs will be predictable […]

UFIT Offers Free Summer Training

UFIT offers face-to-face, webinars, and “just-in-time” (pre-taped) trainings for research and instructional faculty, graduate students/TAs, and staff. Visit UFIT’s Training webpage, select your “Affiliation,” and then choose the “Format” of training you wish to complete. You can also see all available training by not checking any of the format types.

Awarded Projects for May 2019

Congratulations to Herman Knopf and Mildred Maldonado Molina for their award from Florida’s Office of Early Learning; and Philip Poekert for his awards from Florida’s Office of Early Learning and the Lafayette Parish School System. For more details, see the Awarded Projects table.

Submitted Projects for May 2019

Best wishes to Maria Coady for her proposal to the Spencer Foundation; Alice Kaye Emery for her proposal to the Florida Department of Education; Lynda Hayes for her proposal to the Florida Department of Education; Maya Israel for her proposal to the National Science Foundation; Maya Israel for her subcontract proposal NSF Flow Through from […]

AERA Requests Comments on 2020 Annual Meeting Programming

The American Educational Research Association (AERA) invites you to submit ideas contributing to the development of the 2020 Annual Meeting theme: The Power and Possibilities for the Public Good When Researchers and Organizational Stakeholders Collaborate. Deadline to submit ideas: Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at president@aera.net.   Call for Submissions Released: May 10, 2019

NIH Requests Information on the Need for an NIH Data Enclave

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) issued a request for information (RFI) to explore interest in whether NIH should use funds to develop, host, and maintain a secure data environment (data enclave). The data enclave would allow researchers to access de-identifiable NIH scientific information not made available to the public. Deadline to submit comments: Thursday, […]

Science Gateways: What Are They and How Can They Boost Your Research?

Founded in 2016, the Science Gateways Community Institute was one of the National Science Foundation’s first software institutes funded via the Office of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure’s Software Infrastructure for Sustained Innovation (SI2) program. Science gateways allow access to resources for researchers, educators, and students. Through a variety of online interfaces, such as Web portals or mobile […]