Science Community Tools

Support for biological, medical, and physics research


Science Community Tools (SCT) provides software tools, collaboration environments, and resources that allow scientific communities and virtual organizations to advance scientific research and scholarship.

The scientist-friendly tools and resources that SCT provides enable teams of researchers to collaborate using cutting-edge software tools and environments. These include novel analytical, data management, and virtual collaboration environments. Heavily supported by external funding, SCT and its activities center around scientific virtual organizations that are often statewide, national or international in scope.

SCT consists of three management groups:

  • Advanced Biomedical Information Technology Core (ABITC)
  • Scientific Applications and Performance Tuning (SciAPT)
  • National Center for Genome Analysis Support (NCGAS)

SCT supports biological and medical research like the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI) and physics research like the analysis of data from the Large Hadron Collider.

See below to contact a management group.


Advanced Biomedical IT Core

Advanced Biomedical IT Core acts as the gateway for IU School of Medicine and translational researchers to all RT systems and services. We also provide development, integration, and support for a wide variety of applications including the Indiana CTSI HUB, REDCap, and INResearch.

Contact ABITC


Richard Meraz

Andrew Arenson
James Dudley
Ryan Long
Abhijeet Malatpure
Jim Mullen
Radha Surya

Scientific Applications and Performance Tuning

Scientific Applications and Performance Tuning (SciAPT) delivers, supports, and develops software tools that enable members of the IU community to use IU's advanced cyberinfrastructure as effectively and efficiently as possible.

Contact SciAPT


Abhinav Thota
Senior Technical Lead

H. E. Cicada Dennis
Ben Fulton
Le Mai Weakley

National Center for Genome Analysis Support

National Center for Genome Analysis Support (NCGAS) provides bioinformatics expertise, hardened and optimized software applications, and access to large memory systems to support genome science both locally and nationally.

Contact NCGAS


Thomas Doak
Manager & Principal Investigator

Craig Stewart
Co-Principal Investigator

Carrie Ganote
Bhavya Papudeshi
Sheri Sanders

Scalable Compute Archives


Arvind Gopu

Soichi Hayashi
Raymond Perigo
Michael Young

Advanced Parallel Applications


Raymond Sheppard

Junjie Li
Shijie Sheng