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AWS Educate provides an academic gateway for the next generation of IT and cloud professionals. AWS Educate is Amazon's global initiative to provide students and educators with the resources needed to greatly accelerate cloud-related learning endeavors and to help power the entrepreneurs, workforce, and researchers of tomorrow.

Duke is a member institution, which means that with a Duke e-mail address, faculty, staff, and students are eligible to apply for the free annual AWS Educate credits.

For more info, please check out this page.




We have a new email address for submitting ticket to DIBS IT. The new email address is . You don’t have to ask to route the ticket to service desk DIBS any more. Any email sent to this address will have a ticket created automatically. Once a ticket is created, you will receive an email from Support@Duke ( ). Please use that email for future communication. When replying to the Support@Duke email, do not change the recipient of the email. 



The CCN mailing list server will be retired soon. I have migrated our list to a new mailing list server. The new address is


Please use the new address from now on. 



Free IBM Software Available: The IBM Academic Initiative program helps educators worldwide to teach students market-ready skills. Educators at primary, secondary and higher learning schools, research professionals at accredited institutions, and IBM employees whose work supports the Academic Initiative can leverage our resources.

Academic Initiative no-charge program benefits include:

  • No-charge or discounted access to IBM software, courseware, hardware, and technology resources available
  • Skill-building opportunities ranging from IBM and ecosystem events to student competitions

Get easy access to the tools you need to develop the next great thing. Enjoy powerful technical and strategic resources from IBM. Jump right in with cloud access to powerful services and the most prominent open-source computer technologies, or take advantage of hands-on resources that will teach you about data and analytics, Internet of Things, and security.

To access software available under this program, visit http://dukeoit.onthehub.com, log in, and click the IBM tab.



Research Toolkits Available: OIT has offered Research Toolkits that provide Duke faculty researchers with self-service on-demand access to short-term access to Virtual Machine (VM) free of charge. The toolkits support Ubuntu, Red Hat Linux and Windows 10 as the OS for the VM. Let DIBS IT know if you are interested in getting access. We can help you set it up.

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The Duke Institute for Brain Sciences is a scientific institute with a collaborative spirit and a commitment to education, service and knowledge across disciplines. We encourage creativity, taking risks, sharing ideas and working together.


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