WashU IT Joins with MGI to Develop Services for Researchers

On June 23, Dr. Susan Dutcher, acting Director of the McDonnell Genome Institute (MGI), Dr. Jenny Lodge, Vice Chancellor for Research, and John Gohsman, Vice Chancellor for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer announced the formation of an IT services organization focused on providing IT infrastructure and services to the university’s research community.

The new Research Infrastructure Services (RIS) organization complements and supports services from the Institute for Informatics, led by Dr. Philip Payne, and will build Washington University’s common research IT service capabilities. RIS will continue to provide services to MGI while leveraging the infrastructure and team expertise to expand services to the rest of the university.  Additional investments by the university and faculty, like the WashU Research Network (WURN), storage for researchers and cloud provider arrangements, will provide new services to support our researchers and improve their ability to compete for grants.

Learn more about the new RIS group here.