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Contact the OARC Business Office, or Director of Business Operations, Grants, and Workforce Development, Kristin Lepping, directly for all Amarel quotes, including those for grant submission proposals.

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Absolutely. OARC is here to assist the university research community with long-term strategic research computing, network, storage, and data-science infrastructure planning, including those enabled by sponsored programs. We have successfully brought in such infrastructure with NSF, NIH, and other funded research dollars for the benefit of the entire university, and we will continue to support such efforts as part of our mission.

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No, you do not need to become an Amarel owner to include OARC resources in your grant submission. Many users are general access, whose research benefits greatly from utilizing the Amarel condo model.

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OARC has created a Microsoft Word .docx file with a summary of our compute, storage, and networking resources which you can submit as your Facilities and Resources document in your grant proposal submission. We ask that you let us know at the time of proposal if you will be purchasing or utilizing OARC equipment using award funds, should your proposal be funded, so we can plan ahead with the OIT Data Center teams and our own staff. If you need a quote for your proposal budget, see info here.

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OARC’s REF (Research and Education Facilitator) team is made up of primarily PhD-level domain scientists who are well-versed in writing proposals, performing research, and analyzing data in collaboration with PIs and their teams. In some cases, our REF’s are written into grant budgets to account for their contribution to funded projects. They have expertise in life sciences, GIS/visualization, STEM disciplines, and the humanities. Please work with the REF Director of Research Support, Galen Collier, and the OARC Business Team if you wish to include OARC team members in your proposal. In addition, we invite you to contact the REF team for individual or group training, consultation, and assistance in putting Amarel to work for effective and cutting-edge research.

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Please reference OARC, the Amarel cluster, or the Caliburn/ELF system in any research report, journal, or publication that requires citation of an author’s work. Recognizing the OARC resources you used to conduct your research is important for our process of acquiring funding for hardware, support services, and other infrastructure improvements. The minimal content of a reference should include:
Office of Advanced Research Computing (OARC) at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

A suggested acknowledgement is:
The authors acknowledge the Office of Advanced Research Computing (OARC) at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey for providing access to the Amarel cluster and associated research computing resources that have contributed to the results reported here. URL: https://it.rutgers.edu/oarc

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