The provision of IT in the School of Clinical Medicine is key to the research, teaching and administration of the School, and these pages provide information about the structure and governance of IT at the School, how it fits into the wider University IT governance, and provide useful contacts for those who may be looking for IT services.
Whilst IT at the University of Cambridge is largely delivered at a department level, the School of Clinical Medicine has a mixed model where a School level service (the Clinical School Computing Service, or ‘CSCS’) provides the IT services to 14 of the 21 institutions in the School, with the MRC units, CRUK Cambridge Institute and CIMR operating their own separate IT services. The IT Service providers and their contact details are as follows:
|Institution||Head of IT||Contact details|
|Clinical School Computing Service||Richard Bartlett||The CSCS Service Desk, 01223 336261 email@example.com|
|Hutchison MRC Research Centre||Stephen Jones||01223 763240
|MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit||Russell Thompson||01223 355294
|Medical Research Council, Laboratory of Molecular Biology||Paul Hart||01223 267007
|CIMR||Jonathan Wilson||01223 762317
|The MRC Mitochondrial Biology Unit||Andrew Raine||01223 252830
|Institute of Public Health,|
MRC Biostatics Unit
|Ela Parma||01223 330300
|Wolfson Brain Imaging Centre (WBIC)||Guy Williams|
|MRC Epidemiology Unit||Rich Hutchinson|
|Cancer Research UK (CRUK)||Guy Robinson||01223 769600
All institutions depend on University Information Services (UIS) for connection to the University network, phone system, University ERP systems, identity management, managed wireless networking, and to varying degrees a number of other services including High Performance Computing, Microsoft Office 365 etc. The main point of contact for ‘day to day’ enquiries to UIS is their Service Desk (firstname.lastname@example.org and 01223 762999), but for escalation, enquiries about new or planned services etc. our Relationship Manager at UIS (Andrew Leedham, email@example.com and 01223 48036) is the first point of contact.
Clinical School IT Committee
The School IT Committee was established by the Council of the School, and oversees the provision of IT across the School of Clinical Medicine on behalf of the Council. The membership, terms of reference and approved minutes of the Committee can be found here.
In addition to the School IT Committee, there are two sub-committees:
Information Security Oversight Committee (ISOC)
The ISOC was established by the School of Clinical Medicine IT Committee to provide assurance to the School of Clinical Medicine IT Committee that appropriate information security policies and procedures are in place across all School IT Service Providers, and to protect the data gathered, stored and processed as part of the School’s activities. The membership, terms of reference and approved minutes of the Committee can be found here.
HPHI Oversight Committee (HPHI)
The HPHI Oversight Committee was established by the School of Clinical Medicine IT Committee to oversee the finances, operating model, and strategic planning of the HPHI cluster at the West Cambridge Data Centre, on behalf of the School. The membership, terms of reference and approved minutes of the Committee can be found here.
School IT Policy
These are policies which apply to all IT Service Providers in the School (including CSCS, CIMR IT, WBIC, CRUK IT, MRC Cancer Unit, MRC Epidemiology) and were approved by either the School IT Committee and/or the Council of School.
- Data Backup Policy
This policy sets out the School’s policy on data backup, stipulating not how backups should be maintained or exactly what data should be backed up, but the process each department should go through to establish an appropriate backup procedure for their data.
- Minimum Standards Policy
This policy sets out the minimum standard which should be met by all IT Service Providers to the School, to ensure that those services are efficient, effective, and comply with the relevant legal, government and University obligations.
- Information Security Policy
This ‘top level’ information security policy sets out areas of risk which all School IT Service Providers should review and address, to ensure that appropriate information security policies and procedures are in place across the School.
- Information Governance Policy
The Information Governance Office is responsible for setting the Information Governance Policy for the School, and all departments are expected to comply with the policy.
- Interim Web hosting policy
This policy defines the good practice which all departments are expected to adhere to in the hosting of websites which are associated with the University. It is an interim policy, pending publication of the University’s policy on web hosting, at which point it will be subject to change.