IU's new research management tool, Kuali Coeus, ready for faculty, administration release

Kuali coeus [thumb]On the heels of a year in which Indiana University attracted a record $603.9 million in research grants and awards, IU President Michael McRobbie announced implementation of a new, comprehensive grant administration system to better assist faculty researchers at every stage of the grant-making process. The open-source Kuali Coeus research administration system will replace and build upon the university's current Electronic Research Administration system and components of the Financial Information System, as well as numerous internal research administration systems and databases. Full Story

Amazon, others make fixes after IU informaticists uncover online security flaws, receive free products

Online Shopping [thumb]Internet security researchers at Indiana University and Microsoft Research have exploited software flaws in leading online stores that use third-party payment services PayPal, Amazon Payments and Google Checkout to receive products for free or at prices far below the advertised purchase price. The research group that included IU Bloomington School of Informatics and Computing Associate Professor XiaoFeng Wang and doctoral student Rui Wang, as the lead author, was able to receive electronics, DVDs, digital journal subscriptions, personal health care items and other products either free or at prices the group itself determined. Full Story

UITS honored by state council for imagery technology supporting public, private sectors

White River [thumb]A picture may be worth a thousand words, but the new high-tech imagery being provided by Indiana University's University Information Technology Services (UITS) for use by everyone from local historians to international researchers is also being translated into countless economic and educational opportunities for both the public and private sectors. In recognizing the new online services provided through the Indiana Spatial Data Portal's (ISDP) ArcGIS Server, the Indiana Geographic Information Council (IGIC) has awarded UITS a 2011 Excellence in Geographic Information Systems Award. Full Story

CACR graduate fellow files amicus brief in Twitter/WikiLeaks case

Soghoian, Chris [thumb]An Indiana University cybersecurity researcher has joined in the legal proceedings on whether the Department of Justice should have access to Twitter account records of several individuals associated with WikiLeaks. Christopher Soghoian, a graduate fellow with the Indiana University Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research, filed an amicus brief with the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, urging a federal judge to at least consider an argument that Twitter's privacy policies were not sufficiently clear. Full Story

2011 Higher Education Cybersecurity Summit to attract Midwest's top technical, policy experts

Cloud computing [thumb]Some of the Midwest's premier cybersecurity experts will convene in Indianapolis on April 11 as the IU Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research presents the seventh annual Higher Education Cybersecurity Summit. This year's summit takes place at University Conference Place on the campus of Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. Full Story

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MCHG 2010 [thumb]The March 2011 edition of IT Matters @ IU included a report on how IU's Center for Law, Ethics and Applied Research in Health Information offered research and expertise in helping implement recommendations found in the recent release of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology's report on health information technology. Also in this edition, an announcement that a Regenstrief Institute researcher would receive $420,000 to advance patient safety research using health information technology, the naming of Von Welch as the new deputy director of IU's Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research, and news that a new advanced information commons had opened at the School of Public and Environmental Affairs. Full Story

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