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A LAUNCHPAD FOR DISCOVERING
THE SECRETS OF THE UNIVERSE

SPACE SCIENCESURA facilitates research that strengthens the space science community

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CREATING VIRTUAL PATHWAYS THAT LEAD
TO REAL-WORLD SOLUTIONS

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGYSURA’s IT initiatives address a wide range of education and research needs

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THE GREATEST SCIENTIFIC INSTRUMENT
IN THE UNIVERSE IS COLLABORATION

OVER 60 MEMBER INSTITUTIONSBringing together today’s best and brightest minds for transformational research

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EVOLVING BETTER WAYS TO PREDICT
COASTAL THREATS

COASTAL RESEARCHSURA provides leadership for the Coastal and Ocean Modeling Testbed project

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BIG DISCOVERIES OFTEN COME
FROM THE SMALLEST PLACES

NUCLEAR PHYSICSJefferson Lab is renowned worldwide as a leading nuclear physics research center

SURA enables the advancement of Big Science, large scale leading-edge research, and industry innovations by facilitating the collaboration of teams from member universities. We achieve this through substantial knowledge and experience managing major research facilities, and access to many of the best academic minds in the country. Our inclusiveness, international engagement, and diverse areas of expertise are instrumental in helping members extend the frontiers of knowledge and impact the world.

Who We Are

A builder of transformative research collaborations. As a consortium of over 60 leading research universities in the U.S. and Canada, we attract and engage the most knowledgeable and forward-thinking scientists today to pursue research that is beyond the scope of a single institution or small group of institutions.

The founder and longtime steward of Jefferson Laboratory. We are the original designer, builder, and operator of the Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility (CEBAF), now renowned as Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (JLab). Today we continue to manage and coordinate operations of JLab for the U.S. Department of Energy through Jefferson Science Associates.

A driving force in expanding access to Information Technology. Our IT programs are focused on leveraging high-speed network infrastructure to enable a wider range of research communities to pursue significant research initiatives and develop impactful applications.

A facilitator of pioneering coastal and environmental research.  SURA was integral to the formation of the strategic collaborations that developed the Coastal and Ocean Modeling Testbed (COMT), and continues to coordinate the advancement of this program in partnership with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

LATEST BLOG POSTS

UT-Austin Professor Honored

Thomas J.R. Hughes, 2017 SURA Distinguished Scientist Award

Thomas J.R. Hughes of The University of Texas at Austin was presented the 2017 SURA Distinguished Scientist Award on April 19 at the Board of Trustees meeting. (L to R): Betsy Beise (UMD), SURA Board of Trustees Chair; Hughes; Jerry P. Draayer, SURA President & CEO; and, Kelvin Droegemeier, (OU) SURA Board of Trustees Vice-chair. The meeting was held at Louisiana State University.

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