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Research Computer & Research Lab Resources

Requests for all new or used research computers or research lab computers or the expansion of existing research lab computer resources represent a fiscal comittment on behalf of CSUSM funds.  This is true of the intial purchase, ongoing support, and future refresh of equipment.  The campus' Information Management Steering Committee (IMSC) has established the following procedure effective October 1, 2018.

All computer requests submitted to IITS must be approved within their own division prior to any action being taken by IITS to deploy new or used equipment.  In order to document the request, departments and colleges will be required to submit a Technology Order Request and furnish the information requested.  Please contact Nick Duarte for quote prior to submitting form.  One-time purchase research computers or research lab requests will be routed for eSignature via the individual with fiscal authority, the Department Chair/Manager and the Dean/AVP.  One-time computer purchases are still required to follow the one-time purchase guidelines.

Requests for inclusion in the Technology Refresh Program will also require Provost/VP approval and if approved at the VP level will be submitted for final review/approval by IMSC.   A prioritization review process will be conducted by IMSC and will generally occur in the Spring Semester for scheduled purchase and deployment during the Summer.  It is suggested that requests of this type be submitted prior to March 1st.

Labs currently funded under the Technology Refresh Program will be automatically refreshed.  If your existing research lab is not currently funded under the Technology Refresh Program, it will not be up for automatic refresh.  For consideration to refresh your lab under the Technology Refresh Program or with department funding, please submit a Technology Order Request prior to the suggested date noted above.  Existing computers or one-time purchases may remain on on the campus network for 4 years.