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William Barnett

ORG Indiana University Title Director of Science Community Tools BIO William Barnett is the Director of Science Community Tools for the Research Technology Division of the University Information Technology Services at Indiana University. Bill oversees the life sciences research IT practice, both basic research at IU Bloomington and health care research at the IU School of Medicine, where he is an adjunct associate professor in Medical and Molecular Genetics. He is the Co-Director of Translational Informatics at the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI). He oversees the Indiana CTSI HUB (, the web portal for the Indiana CTSI, as well as enterprise clinical research systems. He directs informatics cores for the multi-site Collaborative for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders, and the National Gene Vector Biorepository, develops and implements new data management and collaboration systems, and directs life sciences aligned computational resources.

Bill is the Director of the National Center for Genome Analysis Support (, which provides bioinformatics, high performance computation, and data management support for genomics research. He also oversees the Grid Operations Center for the Open Science Grid, which provides data management and computational resources for computationally intensive research at national and international scales. He also specializes in information security. As an Associate Director of the Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research, Bill led the alignment of IU academic supercomputing and data management systems with HIPAA, and has recently authored a roadmap guide to implementing federated identities for multi-institutional secure collaboration.