Research IT (computing, data, and related infrastructure and services) is changing at an accelerating rate, while the range of scientific fields and disciplines depending on research cyberinfrastructure is expanding and becoming increasingly diverse. A new Maturity Model for Research IT is being developed that identifies the range of relevant approaches as an input into strategic decision making – with a focus on the front lines of research data and computing infrastructure, broadly defined. It is formatted as a questionnaire, to allow for self-assessment on levels of maturity across a range of measures, from infrastructure, to training and consulting support, to collaboration and sustainability.
The Maturity Model is designed to be useful to a diverse mix of stakeholders engaged with research IT, including campus research computing and data practitioners, the principal investigators and research team members (faculty, staff) with whom they work, and campus leadership. This reading group will provide background of the model and introduce participants to the framework and how it can be applied to a range of different institutions.
Berkeley staff will be working on completing the questionnaire later this Spring, and two upcoming workshops (at PEARC19, and Educause 2019) will provide training to the national community.