Andrew Boyd selected to lead new Office of Research Data Initiatives and Information

The UIC Office of Research Data Initiatives and Information (ORDI2) has been established in the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research to ensure that campus researchers have access to the tools, insights, regulatory systems and data they need to conduct secure world-class research.

The new office is led by Andrew Boyd, associate vice chancellor for research, chief research information officer and associate professor of biomedical and health information sciences.

The office maintains close collaborations with UI Health to provide access to health data in a compliant, research-enabled manner, as well as with UIC Technology Solutions to provide researchers with high-end computing resources. One recent collaborative initiative includes an international travel laptop loaner program with specific security guidance for sharing research data.

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