PTI operates mostly on a model of leadership by consensus. Each of the PTI center directors also holds the title and authority of PTI associate director. Only a small portion of PTI’s overall budget is managed by the executive director, and only a few PTI center and lab directors report directly to the executive director. Most of the PTI center directors are either organizational peers of the executive director, or they are faculty members of the Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering (Luddy).
Only three management units report directly to the executive director:
- The Cyberinfrastructure Integration Research Center
- The HathiTrust Research Center professional staff (who report first to the Director of HTRC, Luddy School Professor John A. Walsh)
- The Cyberinfrastructure Assessment and Evaluation Group, headed by Julie Wernert
PTI governance is simple to explain and, as a result of excellent collegial relationships, straightforward to carry out. PTI-wide initiatives are generally proposed by a PTI center director, someone who would like to be a PTI center director, or the executive director. PTI-wide decisions are made primarily by consensus of the PTI executive director and the directors of PTI-affiliated centers.
Partnerships and collaborations
PTI overtly shares credit with its many collaborating partners. Within IU, those include the Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering; the Maurer School of Law; the Kelley School of Business; the College of Arts and Sciences, the Office of the Vice President for Information Technology; and University Information Technology Services.