Research Information Systems

The mission of Research Information Systems (RIS) is to strengthen the information technology/data infrastructure for research and graduate studies processes at Florida International University(FIU). The team provides support to the Office of Research and Economic Development and the University Graduate School and also collaborates with various stakeholders across the University on technology/data projects benefiting the FIU research and graduate studies communities.

Below are some of the solutions that have been implemented and are supported by RIS:

Need Assistance?

Below is a listing of contacts within Research Information Systems.

Name Title Phone #
David Driesbach Assistant Vice President for Research (305) 348-7256
Ernesto Crucet Sr. Applications Business Analyst (305) 348-4528
Lia Duran IT Assistant Director (305) 348-0007
Daniel Gutierrez Systems Administrator II (305) 348-2521
Frances Orquera IT Generalist II (305) 348-7817
Trang Phan IT Generalist II
Mellisa Soucy Data Analyst III (305) 348-4744
Robert Zurita Sr. Applications Business Analyst (305) 348-7688

For more information about RIS and the technologies they support, please contact David Driesbach via telephone at 305-348-7256 or via email at