C-RAIND Infrastructure for Faculty and Graduate Students


MSU infrastructure


Biomedical Research Informatics Core (BRIC)


The Biomedical Research Informatics Core (BRIC) has a goal to assist MSU researchers in their data integrity by delivering their data needs in a scalable & affordable way. BRIC does this by providing their services in the following areas...

  • PreAward Planning  
  • Databases
  • Data Management
  • Data Storage and Security
  • Custom Application Development
  • Co-Investigation

BRIC has already been a full service data coordinating center for multiple projects and groups such as the Centers of Disease Control Study to Explore Early Development and a multi-site study of Autism. Throughout this experience with these projects and groups, BRIC became a federally certified data center. 

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Center for Statistical Training and Consulting (CSTAT)


The MSU Center for Statistical Training and Consulting is a professional service and research unit at Michigan State University. Their aim is to support research and provide training, grant development, and consulting in statistics for faculty, staff, and graduate students. 

To find out more about this amazing opportunity feel free to visit CSTAT's website!

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If you are interested in getting help from CSTAT, all you need to do is EMAIL the contact below. Their basic service is free to all graduate students and faculty.


Dhruv B. Sharma, Ph.D.

Senior Statistician, CSTAT

Giltner Hall

293 Farm Lane, Room 152

East Lansing, MI 48824


Office: 517-432-3841

Fax: 517-353-9307


Institute for Cyber-Enabled Research (iCER)


The Institute for Cyber-Enabled Research (iCER) provides a network that connects researchers from academia and industry with advanced computational systems and tools. iCER is continually working to advance Michigan State's presence both nationally and internationally and works to boost MSU's competative edge with respect to work that requires advanced computing.

iCER provides free HPCC accounts for all MSU researchers. To obtain an account, Principal Investigators (PIs) must complete a New Account Request form indicating their research focus. After getting an account, PIs can then request accounts for collaborators (students, post-docs, and off-campus colleagues). Available features of an HPCC account inlclude:

  • 1 TB of persistent storage
  • 50 TB of temporary high performance SCRATCH storage
  • Grant & Research Collaborations
  • Data management plan
  • Letter of support


MSU Scholars


MSU Scholars is Michigan State University's version of Elsevier's Pure Experts.MSU Scholars provides local, state, national, and international research and business communties a means to view publications and grants of MSU researchers. Furthermore, MSU Scholars provides a way to:

  • View individual MSU researchers and identify their expertise at a glance with a visual profile and list of publications.
  • Find potential collaborators within and across departments and colleges and across institutions by searching the profiles of faculty by keywords and concepts.
  • Visualize a researcher’s co-author network.
  • Search for MSU experts in any particular field by keywords or concepts.
  • Visualize MSU research expertise and focus by department.


Funding Institutional


Funding Institutional is a comprehensive database of funding opportunities that can be searched using targeted keywords or other options. It also provides information about previously awarded grants and links to resources designed to improve award success. 


C-RAIND Internal Site (SharePoint)


The RAIND internal site, SharePoint, is available for all RAIND faculty. This website allows access to multiple resources including:

  • Funding Opportunities
  • Faculty Resources
  • Announcements 
  • Faculty List
  • Shared Drive
  • Discussion Board

Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies


The Office of the Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies offers a number of services to assist faculty in:


MSU Usability/Accessibility Research and Consulting (UARC)

MSU Usability/Accessibility Research and Consulting (UARC) partners with researchers on grants and projects that involve digital technologies and systems, providing expertise to ensure that technology complies with legal accessibility requirements and to ensure that interventions don't fail due to usability oversights.

  • Grant products (and other technologies developed at MSU) are generally required to meet specific ADA requirements for individuals with disabilities. MSU UARC performs accessibility compliance evaluations to ensure that websites, documents, software, and digital technologies meet these requirements, and also advises during planning and development, to avoid costly remediation and redesigns.
  • Interventions involving technology can fail to have an effect or have a reduced effect due to interfaces or designs that users have difficulty with. MSU UARC conducts focus groups, usability evaluations, and expert user interface reviews to make sure that technological interventions and services work for your intended users. Small, inexpensive user experience evaluations can make the difference between the success or failure of a multi-million dollar project.

MSU UARC is a part of University Outreach and Engagement. More information is available at uarc.msu.edu