The Research Informatics and Scientific Computing Core (RISCC) was established to:
- Facilitate access to information technology infrastructure services (servers, disk space, enterprise-licensed software)
- Provide informatics support to the Cedars-Sinai research community.
Among the infrastructure components available are: high-performance computing (HPC) clusters, virtual servers, centrally managed disk space and some key enterprise-licensed software packages, including EndNote, Ingenuity IPA, SPSS, and SPSS.
Research informatics support includes providing tools for cohort identification, research database development, services such as data extracts for research studies, and pre- and post-award consulting services, including application development and integration for multisite studies.
The RISCC is intended to serve as a single entry point for all interaction between the research community and EIS except for routine break/fix maintenance. Those requests should go through the normal EIS Service Desk (310-423-6428), although RISCC can serve as an escalation point for problems that do not get resolved.