Embedded directly in UMN’s Research Computing unit, which houses the Minnesota Supercomputing Institute and UMN Informatics Institute, we work closely with the Analytics core and other UMN specialists to facilitate research and training.
How We Engage
Kimberleigh Breen, BA
Linux Systems DevOps Engineer
Yolanda Gondwe, MPH
Research Project Manager
Examples of Our Engagement
Dysfunctional State Representations in Psychosis
The Informatics Core provided assistance by formatting data, developing data dictionaries, and setting up storage locations to facilitate the primary workflows. We have also initiated creation of more advanced repositories for future use. This project is widely distributed across several teams and multiple species. Learn more about the project here.
Brain Wide Association Studies (BWAS)
The Informatics Core performed an analysis on the entire UK BioBank data set to address the reproducibility of Brain-wide Association Studies (BWAS). This effort involved a tightly coordinated effort to manage data and computation involving 300 core-years of computation within a month (3600x speed-up) to complete this effort.
Project Management (LORIS)
The Informatics Core developed infrastructure for deploying LORIS, a database with a web front-end for managing multi-modal brain research data. We have deployed a proof-of-concept instance, uploaded the dataset from the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development study, establishing proof-of-concept configuration and remote analysis, and presenting to leadership at National Institutes of Health.