Title: Shortened RCD-CM Data Collection Kickoff and Intro
Presenter(s): Ian Czarnezki, Jackson Cothren, and Shuai Lui
Date: January 12, 2024


The Research Computing and Data (RCD) Capabilities Model allows institutions to assess their support for computationally- and data-intensive research, to identify potential areas for improvement, and to understand how the broader community views Research Computing and Data support.

The Capabilities Model was developed by a diverse group of institutions with a range of support models, in a collaboration among Internet2, Campus Research Computing Consortium (CaRCC), and EDUCAUSE with support from the National Science Foundation.

The shortened RCD-CM was created by the University of Arkansas with support from NSF OAC-2126108 and the DART project to help overcome the low response rate to the full RCD-CM. In 2022, the full RCD-CM was distributed to Institutions of Higher Education (IHE) in Arkansas; however, the complexity and broad range of topics made it difficult for Arkansas IHEs to complete as there was no single person at each IHE that could respond to all facings. Many IHEs lacked the support needed to re-direct portions of the survey to appropriate campus contacts and then re-assemble responses to complete the institutional RCD-CM which resulted in many incomplete entries. This shortened RCD-CM is intended to increase the ability to complete the RCD-CM while still being able to compare results to the national RCD-CM.