The Institute for Digital Research and Education (IDRE), jointly sponsored by Office of Advanced Research Computing (OARC) and Office of the Vice Chancellor of Research and Creative Activities (ORCA), is a cooperative of faculty and technologists working to advance the existing body of computing knowledge and expertise at UCLA. For details, refer to its strategic plan and charter and bylaws.
IDRE’s mission is to lead a campus-wide effort on innovative research and education on the use and development of advanced cyberinfrastructure methods, tools, and services. This involves bringing together researchers working in domain, computational, data, and information sciences, and digital scholarship and creative activities.
IDRE’s vision is to sustain UCLA as a world leader in the innovative use, application, and development of computational, data, and information sciences, and digital technologies that drive cultural and societal change.
IDRE’s focus areas include challenges and opportunities associated with four areas critical to advancing innovative research and scholarship: Computational Science, Data Science, Information Science, and Digital Scholarship and Creative Activities.