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 five management groups:

  • Advanced Biomedical IT Core (ABITC)
  • Advanced Parallel Applications
  • National Center for Genome Analysis Support (NCGAS)
  • Scalable Compute Archive (SCA)
  • Scientific Applications and Performance Tuning (SciAPT)

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.


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