Establishing Community and Trust to Build Shared Secure Cyberinfrastructure in North Carolina

Wednesday, June 09 | 3:00PM–3:45PM ET
Session Type: Breakout Session
Delivery Format: Live Session
Many institutions are interested in the benefits that a Science DMZ can bring to give their faculty and students secure, fast access to large data transfers, and educational and research computing capabilities. But the capabilities needed to develop a Science DMZ are formidable and sometimes out of reach of small colleges, especially minority-serving institutions, compounding disparities between large and small institutions. Join IT leaders from NC Central, Davidson, and Duke as they discuss their work to plan and ultimately propose a shared Science DMZ as a statewide resource in partnership with MCNC, North Carolina?s state research and education network. A shared Science DMZ would be the linchpin supporting faster, secure data transfers and potentially access to shared research computing resources, so that lesser-resourced institutions do not have to bear all setup and maintenance costs and can instead commit their resources to infrastructure and support for their scientific researchers? local needs. This work is supported by a planning grant from the NSF Campus Cyberinfrastructure program (NSF OAC-2018401 PI: Tracy Futhey).


  • Kevin Davis

    Chief Information Officer, Davidson College
  • Joel Faison

    Chief Information Officer, North Carolina Central University
  • Charley Kneifel

    Senior Technical Director and CTO, Duke University