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RCD Nexus


Research Computing and Data Capabilities Model

The Research Computing and Data Capabilities Model (RCD CM) allows institutions to assess their support for computationally- and data-intensive research, to identify potential areas for improvement, and to understand how the broader community views Research Computing and Data support. The Model was developed by a diverse group of institutions with a range of support models, in a collaboration among Internet2, CaRCC, and EDUCAUSE. This Assessment Tool is designed for use by a range of roles at each institution, from front-line support through campus leadership, and is intended to be inclusive across small and large, and public and private institutions. 


  1. Start with the Capabilities Model Introduction and Guide to Use for background and tips for use
  2. Visit the access request form to get a personalized copy of the Assessment Tool for your institution
  3. Read the paper: A Research Computing and Data Capabilities Model for Strategic Decision-Making to learn more about the background, key concepts and features of the model, initial experience, and lessons learned

See also the RCD Capabilities Model Data page

HR Job Family Matrix

The Human Resources Job Family Matrix was designed specifically for RCD Professionals and can be used by a range of institutions to properly classify RCD Professional roles.


  1. Complete the access request form to get a copy of the matrix
  2. Learn more about the creation of this product here