Research Planning

With a high level of expertise in research methodology and research computing, the College of Liberal Arts Technologies and Innovation Services (LATIS) assists with nearly every step of the research process. Through providing support from the initial grant proposals to dissemination and long-term preservation, LATIS specializes in human-subjects protocols, instrument design, experiment programming, participant recruitment strategies, technologically-assisted data collection, data management, and data analysis for quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods research. Research support from LATIS is available to faculty, students, and staff in the College of Liberal Arts and across the University. 

LATIS consults with researchers on planning activities, including:
  • Tools, approaches, and methods to answer research questions
  • Development of reproducible workflows
  • Hardware and equipment specifications 
  • Collecting and acquiring data
  • Data protection, storage, and handling
  • Survey sampling and participant pools
  • Research computer resources
Support is available with language for grant and IRB applications, specifically:
  • Budget planning for hardware, services, and other computational resources
  • Technical description of shared storage and computational resources
  • Data management or sharing plans 
  • Strategies for protecting the econfidentiality of research participants
Research Knowledge Articles

Linux Articles
Articles including getting access, connecting, using applications, and solving common issues.

Windows Articles
Articles including getting access, connecting, using applications, and solving common issues.

Python Articles
Articles including using Python on the CLA servers (both Windows and Linux), creating a virtual environment, and learning how to program in Python.

R Articles
Articles on using R on the CLA Linux compute servers, installing R packages, and learning how to program in R.