Deadline extended to become a CADRE Fellow

The Collaborative Archive & Data Research Environment (CADRE) is extending the deadline to apply for the CADRE Fellowship Program to June 25. Academic researchers and librarians from any institution are invited to apply.

If you are not familiar with CADRE, we are an IMLS-funded project that provides sustainable, affordable, and standardized data- and text-mining services for licensed big datasets, as well as open and non-consumptive datasets too large or unwieldy to work with in existing research library environments. CADRE offers academic researchers access to these data in a secure cloud-based platform.

The benefits of being a CADRE Fellow include:

  • Full travel support to present your work at ISSI 2019 in Rome this fall,
  • Free and early access to our cloud-computing resources,
  • Access to big bibliometric datasets, including the Web of Science and Microsoft Academic Graph,Drawing of a bar graph showing WoS and MAG datasets.
  • And training and technical support for the CADRE platform and for your project.

Please note, your affiliated institution must license the Web of Science data for you to access it—you can contact to check if you have access. Microsoft Academic Graph is available to everyone.

Fellowship Requirements

This fellowship program will help the CADRE team form expansive relationships with researchers, librarians, and data providers to gain critical feedback on developing the CADRE platform. As such, you do not need to have extensive programming experience to use CADRE. The platform will provide a user-friendly graphical user interface for data querying.

Applicants can form research teams consisting of graduate students, staff, and faculty from any U.S. or non-U.S. university—and teams can span any discipline and institution. You may also submit a research proposal without a team.

Sound interesting? Submit your CADRE Fellowship proposal here by June 25.

You can find more information about the CADRE Fellowship Program here. Fellows will be selected the first week of July.

Contact us at with any questions and follow us at @CADRE_Project for the latest news.

Introducing the SBD-Gateway Project & CADRE Platform

The Shared BigData Gateway for Research Libraries (SBD-G) is a two-year IMLS-funded project to develop, seed, and maintain a cloud-based, extendable cyberinfrastructure for sharing large academic library data resources with a growing community of scholars.

SBD-G will achieve this through its platform, called The Collaborative Archive & Data Research Environment (CADRE).

CADRE will initially be seeded with a combination of open and licensed bibliometric datasets, including Microsoft Academic and Web of Science data.

The project is led by Indiana University Libraries in collaboration with the Indiana University Network Science Institute, the Pervasive Technology Institute, and the Big Ten Academic Alliance. Additionally, the SBD-Gateway is proud to be partnering with:

  • Clarivate Analytics
  • Michigan State University
  • Microsoft Research
  • Midwest Big Data Hub
  • Ohio State University
  • Penn State University
  • Purdue University
  • Rutgers University
  • South Big Data Hub
  • University of Iowa
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Minnesota
  • West Big Data Hub

To understand more about the value and complexity of these datasets, we encourage you to watch our short video on the subject:

This blog will provide periodic updates on infrastructure development and share opportunities for getting involved. We will also be sharing news and event on our Twitter feed: @CADRE_Project

This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services LG-70-18-0202.