LATIS Grant Resources

LATIS has people and services that can be incorporated into grant proposals.  Please contact us at [email protected] to discuss including us in your proposal or if you have any questions.  Expand the below categories for more information. 

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CLA Research Staff

CLA Research Staff Example grant support

Philip Burton, Ph.D.
Neuroimaging Staff Scientist

[email protected]

  • Neuroimaging grant preparation
  • Design, programming, and analysis of neuroimaging and EEG data.        
  • Liaison between CLA neuroimaging researchers and the CMRR

LATIS Research Staff

LATIS Research Staff Example grant support

Michael Beckstrand, Ph.D.
Qualitative and Mixed Methods
Research Associate
[email protected]

  • Qualitative and mixed methodology 
  • Web scraping, text mining, API programming and manipulation
  • Analysis of qualitative and mixed data
  • Training on qualitative and mixed methods and software

David Hahn
Research Data System Engineer
[email protected]

  • Research data architecture and engineering
  • Secure research and computing workflows
  • Programming

Abbey Hammell
Survey Methodologist and Project Designer
[email protected]

  • Survey design
  • Participant management
  • Survey creation, management, collection, analysis

Alicia Hofelich Mohr, Ph.D.
Research Support Coordinator
[email protected]

  • Data management planning
  • Data security and de-identification
  • Data wrangling, cleaning, and analysis
  • Reproducible data analysis, statistical consultation
  • Data curation, sharing, and preservation

Judy Kallestad
Linux System Engineer & Consultant
[email protected]

  • Technical documentation and training
  • Systems security
  • Custom server planning and configuration

Thomas Lindsay
Director of Research Support
[email protected]

  • Research design and planning
  • Survey, demographic, and experimental data collection

Pernu Menheer
Research Project Programmer
[email protected]

  • Social and behavioral experiment management
  • Programming in E-Prime, o-tree/z-tree, matlab, etc.
  • Interactive and game theory experiments
  • Precision timing research
  • Sensors

David Olsen
Research Data Engineer & Consultant

[email protected]

  • Data Collection - manipulation and automation of data management tasks
  • Data architecture, databases
  • Programming
  • Computing Workflows - compute, storage, databases

Sam Porter, Ph.D.
Research Project Specialist

[email protected]

  • Advanced spatial imaging methods 
  • 3D and 2D imaging and digitization
  • Training and use of AISOS equipment
  • Sharing and preservation of imaging data

Robert Wozniak
Research Programmer

[email protected]

  • Research programming
  • Experiment implementation
  • Mobile and remote interaction
  • Sensors
  • Customized data collection

Security and Compliance Resources (Staff)

General resources for funded and unfunded research. 


LATIS Staff Example support

Chris Scherr
Windows System Engineer
[email protected]

  • Windows system engineering 
  • Implementing security policies for Windows systems
  • Custom server planning and configuration

Joel Turbes
Research Computing Coordinator
[email protected]

  • Security and technical contact for data use agreements
  • Technical compliance and oversight
  • Technical liaison to IT and University Information Security


Infrastructure & Computing

LATIS provides both shared and custom computing systems based on either the Linux or Windows operating system.  We also provide access to storage and databases.

Please see Research Computing Resources for more information.  

Software & Licenses

See a list of software available through LATIS.

Data Sharing

The Data Repository for the University of Minnesota (DRUM) offers curation, preservation, and public sharing for data from UMN researchers. Data from human participants is accepted as long as files are de-identified and there is explicit mention of sharing in the consent form (see the Human Participant Data Policy).

LATIS can assist you in preparing data for deposit in DRUM or in selecting other appropriate repositories that offer mediated data access for sensitive or identifiable data.