March 24, 2021

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Cloud platforms are increasingly playing a key role as researchers and organizations adopt cloud services for their research projects. To help IU faculty and researchers understand how cloud computing can scale up their research, the Office of Business Partnerships at IU is hosting a webinar series on Cloud Platforms for Research.

“What Can Microsoft’s Cloud Platform Do for Me? – Azure for IU Researchers” will take place March 25, from noon to 1:30 p.m. EST. Participants will learn about Microsoft cloud platform, Azure and enjoy a live demo. To register, visit

“The webinar series is intended as a resource for IU researchers who may not know which cloud platform is the best fit for their research, as well as for those who wish to learn more about the public datasets, resources, funding opportunities and programs available to the IU research community,” said Valerie Gill, associate vice president of business partnerships. “We are delighted to work with our valued partners, Google, Microsoft and Amazon, on this webinar series.”

The first webinar of the series, “Leveraging Google Cloud Platform for Research” was held on Monday, February 22.

Chris Daugherty, Google Cloud Account Manager, introduced Google’s partnership with the NIH STRIDES program, and available discounts for NIH-funded researchers at IU.

The UITS Research Technologies team also shared public datasets and campus resources available to support IU faculty and researchers.

“UITS has staff like me who are certified in Google Cloud, and who have been working with Google Cloud in support of research for years,” said Alan Walsh, data engineer in Research Technologies at UITS.

Walsh and his colleagues support cloud-based research and research workflows, working closely with faculty and IU departments across the campus and beyond.


About the IU Office of Business Partnerships

The IU Office of Business Partnerships is the front door for industry partners seeking to cultivate strategic relationships with IU faculty, researchers, and students. Collaborating with industry leaders and entrepreneurs around the world, we build meaningful, sustainable, and mutually beneficial partnerships in support of education and research across Indiana and beyond.