Check IT Out! - LMU ITS Checklist
This checklist is designed to help researchers, computing staff, and administrators audit the support available on campus. This dynamic list is designed to foster discussion and knowledge of what is available and supported. Download this page as a PDF here: Check IT Out.
☐ Is there a committee that oversees or advises on research computing in your faculty and/or university? Can you find out who is on that committee easily (by searching the university website?) Is there someone from the humanities on that committee or someone tasked with representing the humanities? Do they consult anyone on a regular basis?
☑Does your university have a clear Intellectual Property policy that covers things like copyright on digital projects? Is there an IP unit that can help you negotiating rights? Does the policy and unit understand and support open source projects or projects using Creative Commons-type licenses? Will they help you commercialize a project or do they only support patentable research? Are they a help or a hindrance if you want to introduce Google ads on a website? Are they cost-recovery?
☐ Does your department and faculty recognize digital research contributions in their evaluation processes? Are there any published guidelines on how computing research should be evaluated? Is there someone you can get help from?