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Archive: January 2019


DataShare: New platform, service supports public access to research data

By Office of the Vice President for Research

DataShare, a data repository for sharing, publishing and archiving research data created by Iowa State University scholars and researchers, completed beta testing earlier this fall. This resource is the result of a two-year partnership between the Office of the Vice President for Research, University Library and the Office of the Chief Information Officer. DataShare provides…


Iowa State engineers use big data tools to assist Iowa DOT, improve highway safety

By Mike Krapfl, Iowa State University News Service

Researchers with Iowa State’s Institute for Transportation (InTrans) are using artificial intelligence and machine learning tools to manage, sort and analyze the traffic data collected by the Iowa Department of Transportation. The idea is for researchers to use the latest computing tools to mine the huge data sets for useful information that could lead to…

Brett Sponseller

Bailey award recipient aims to fight infectious disease

By Paula Van Brocklin, Office of the Vice President for Research

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) causes an infectious disease that sickens about a half million Americans each year, resulting in approximately 15,000 deaths. The larger concern is that the bacterium is increasingly developing resistance to antibiotics. Iowa State University‚Äôs Brett Sponseller, associate professor of veterinary microbiology and…