CISE - OAC - About

The Office of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure (OAC) supports and coordinates the development, acquisition, and provision of state-of-the-art cyberinfrastructure resources, tools and services essential to the advancement and transformation of science and engineering. OAC also supports forward-looking research and education to expand the future capabilities of cyberinfrastructure specific to science and engineering. By fostering a vibrant ecosystem of technologies and a skilled workforce of developers, researchers, staff and users, OAC serves the growing community of scientists and engineers, across all disciplines, whose work relies on the power of an advanced research cyberinfrastructure.

In pursuit of this mission, OAC supports the exploration, development, and deployment of a wide range of cyberinfrastructure technologies within a highly interoperable and collaborative ecosystem.  These  include: advanced computing, networks and services for computational and data-intensive science and engineering research; trustworthy, reusable and sustainable community software for science and engineering; robust and reusable data tools to aid all research communities in their management and use of digital information. OAC also supports training programs, scholarly exchanges, and virtual organizations, to enable the productive use, sustainable maintenance, and effective governance of these systems. In these efforts, OAC collaborates with all NSF Offices and Directorates to develop models, prototypes, and approaches to research cyberinfrastructure that open new frontiers for discovery, furthering the mission of the National Science Foundation and national science and engineering priorities.