The Data Infrastructure & Scholarly Communication (DISC) group seeks to increase research productivity at Montana State University. DISC features integrated data services and infrastructure that enhances the institution’s ability to meet the needs of MSU’s thriving research enterprise.

Our Vision: Advancing Research and Amplifying Impact

Our Mission: We provide MSU researchers with computational, data, and digital resources and expertise that increase discovery, build knowledge, and communicate scholarly work.

DISC combines resources from MSU’s Library and University Information Technology to affect two main areas of research: 

  1. Elevate Research Capacity: provide infrastructure that helps build strong teams to win proposals and carry out top flight research.
  2. Improve Research Support: offer services for scholarly communication, data management, digital scholarship, search engine optimization, and social network sharing
These efforts are already evident across campus, but DISC focuses these services so that they are more intentional, accessible, and known to researchers and partner organizations at MSU. These centralized services are essential to remain competitive and successful in today's research environment.