About the institute

The Institute for Computing in Research is a consortium of scholars and students who work on research and pedagogical aspects of using advanced computing methods for research and scholarship. Any application of computing to physical science, life science, social science, arts and humanities is of interest to our researchers. We are located in Santa Fe, New Mexico and in Portland, Oregon.

Our goal is to develop the best ways to train students to be researchers. The key component of this is our research internship program for students finishing 10th, 11th and 12th grade. In this program we address a significant problem: almost all the prestigious research opportunities for youth go to students from privileged families who have connections to laboratories and universities. The Institute’s approach to recruiting students and pairing them with world-class volunteer mentors, and our offering a stipend to interns, solves this problem.

In addition, in the summer of 2021 we are launching the Research Skills Academy, aimed at students wanting to get started learning research techniques.

We are a non-profit organization, with fiscal sponsorship by the Software Freedom Conservancy, with additional fundraising sponsorship from the Friends of the Santa Fe Public Library. At this time our financial support comes from small donations from private donors.

Our space is kindly donated by the National Center for Genome Resources (NCGR); our web site and Nextcloud server are set up with help from Schaefer IT Consulting; our pilot program was fully funded by Descartes Labs.

For more information please send email to info@computinginresearch.org