PTI creates software, delivers information and services, and supports and provisions a world-class cyberinfrastructure.
PTI enables new types of research, scholarship, teaching, training, and artistic creation
Who can use these services?
The general public
People everywhere—those in industry and private businesses, researchers, and even students—can use the open source software and public data sets that PTI produces and curates.
Communities of practice
PTI offers cyberinfrastructure services that range from public information programs and podcasts to resources for biomedical research. Beneficiaries of these projects range from Indiana residents connecting with their legislators, to biomedical researchers working in IU hospitals to discover new drugs and medical treatments.
Local, national, and international audiences
PTI participates in many federally-funded projects. These projects often have their own access and usage processes specified by the federal government. All services are accessible to relevant communities within IU, driving PTI’s goal of serving Indiana University, Indiana, and the US. In some cases, such services are also available to international audiences.
The IU community
Indiana University funds many PTI services available to IU faculty, research staff, graduate students, and undergraduate students without cost to the user—embodying IU’s philosophy of abundance in delivering information technology resources. (A few services offered by the Research Technologies division of UITS are on a cost recovery basis—see About Research Analytics licensing and technical support at IU.)