RT Impact: The world
SUPPORTING INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH EFFORTS
Using IU’s Carbonate supercomputer, Josua Aponte-Serrano is part of an international research team that has developed a modular framework for modeling drug effectiveness in treating viral diseases like COVID-19.
“Increased access to powerful computing technologies like Carbonate has broadened the use of complex biomedical models to understand the mechanisms driving the progression of these diseases.” – Josua Aponte-Serrano, graduate student researcher, Biocomplexity Institute at Indiana University
IUANYWARE EASES THE BURDEN OF LEARNING FROM HOME, EVEN ABROAD
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, RT’s IUanyWare team expanded the reach of the platform to include discipline-specific software from home, which was previously only available on campus. Speech and Hearing Sciences and the Media School are just two examples of how providing students with access to discipline-specific software has enriched IU students’ experience. IU’s remote learning efforts have also reached beyond the borders of the United States, as IUanyWare has provided students who needed to return to their home countries the ability to access software that otherwise might have been unavailable. The IUanyWare team has ensured that during this pandemic, and into the future, students can learn from anywhere.
“IUanyWare has allowed our professional students to securely access our electronic medical record system remotely, which positively impacted work efficiency and training opportunities for our students.” – Laura Karcher, clinical professor, Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences
FAST, SECURE ACCESS TO COVID-19 DATA
The COVID-19 Research Data Commons, or CoRDaCo, is the result of a partnership between the Regenstrief Institute and Indiana University. CoRDaCo uses MDClone software to scrub sensitive patient information from datasets and provide abstracted, synthetic data from COVID-19 mitigation testing, as well as government vital records, to create complete datasets for public health research.
“The capabilities of CoRDaCo’s upgraded technologies will not only provide more security, but also will facilitate faster and easier availability to valuable COVID-19 data necessary for IU researchers who are evaluating vast amounts of information and seeking solutions.” – Umberto Tachinardi, M.D., MSc, Regenstrief chief information officer
Through Jetstream, RT has had a significant impact on COVID-19 response by participating in the COVID-19 HPC Consortium. Projects included early usage through the Galaxy Gateway for SARS-CoV-2 analysis and providing resources to the Open Medical Records System team that has affected medical records systems and data sharing worldwide.