A collaboration between University Information Technology (UIT)
and MSU Library
, the Data Infrastructure and Scholarly Communication (DISC) group combines expertise
and infrastructure to enhance MSU's research enterprise. DISC provides MSU researchers
with computational, data, and digital resources and expertise that increase discovery,
build knowledge, and communicate scholarly work. The work conducted by personnel within
our four integrated functional areas intends to elevate the research excellence and
recognition of MSU faculty.
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 mainareas of research:
- Elevate Research Capacity: provide infrastructure that helps build strong teams to win proposals and carry
out top flight research.
- Improve Research Support: offer services for scholarly communication, data services, digital scholarship,
and search engine optimization.
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.