MU Research Network
The MU Research Network (MU RNet), a network dedicated to research, supports high-performance, network-based applications. MU RNet, an on-campus high-speed research network, provides an environment for cutting-edge networking technologies not yet available on Mizzou TigerNet, the regular campus network. MU RNet funding comes from the Division of Information Technology, the MU Office of Research and prorated contributions from MU academic divisions.
MU RNet supports a much smaller number of users so researchers benefit from increased bandwidth. MU RNet is a switched gigabit IP environment, offering speeds of up to 100 Mbps connection to the faceplate. Segments of MU RNet also support ATM protocols. Presuming necessary fiber optic service is in place, virtually any building on the MU campus can be connected.
The application and approval processes for MU RNet were developed by the Research Subcommittee of the MU Information Technology Committee, in consultation with the MU Associate Deans for Research. Connections to MU RNet are not intended as replacements for TigerNet and are only approved in cases where research projects require extremely high-bandwidth connectivity in order to meet programmatic objectives.
Applications will be reviewed quarterly by the Research Subcommittee. Applicants will receive email notification of the committee's decision and those with approved projects will be contacted by personnel from Research Support Computing, a unit of the Division of Information Technology, to set up their connection. All approved investigators will be required to submit an annual report to document use and substantiate the need for a continuing connection.
Please download the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader required for the request connection to the MU research network form. Please keep in mind that the material submitted helps the committee to determine your need for connectivity. Also, please pay particular attention to the Project Summary in Part II and the questions in Part IV.
If you have any questions, call (573) 882-2000 and ask for Research Support Computing, or send email to Research Support Computing.