Build online resources to disseminate your research data and software tools!

It is increasingly important for researchers to share their research data, analysis programs, and software tools with the scientific community in ways that go beyond static papers and are interactive, updatable, and searchable. However, graduate students and postdocs generally do not have the interest or skills to do this type of complex web development. Therefore, the UW CoE has partnered with the Wisconsin Materials Institute (WMI) to hire a full time staff to assist with these kinds of activities. Becky Torrisi has joined WMI as a Senior Programmer/Analyst to help you develop websites to disseminate data, online tools/applications, and services. She has extensive experience in developing user-centric web-based information systems for administration, and is now available to put those skills to use for you.
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Becky Torrisi
Becky Torrisi
Here is how it works. If you have a resource dissemination need, or anything related you think worth discussing, please reach out to me. I am very enthusiastic to get to know you and about your work, particularly to discuss present or possible future needs. If it looks like there might be a significant project we can do together I will work with you to understand the needs of your present and potential users, discuss possible technical approaches, and plan with you the time scale and scope of the work. My position will eventually be supported by faculty, centers, and facilities that use my services, so once we have a sense of the scope of the project we can discuss if there are present or future grants on which an appropriate portion of my salary can be covered. Please don’t let concerns about cost hold you back from reaching out to me – developing relationships and initial projects is my top priority at this stage.
Want to learn more? Contact Becky Torrisi at or (608) 890-3134.