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Tim Van Acker, Deputy Director

Research Services

I have 30 years' experience as a systems administrator, programmer, and security advisor. I previously served as the director of the Carolina Population Center's IT Services for 18 years, and assumed the role of Deputy Director of Research Services in October, 2018. I provide administrative leadership for the Center by overseeing the Center's Research Services units: Research Communications, Library Services, Research and Spatial Programming, Web Programming and IT Services. I also represent the Center at the campus level, currently serving on the Information Technology Executive Council (ITEC), UNC's Chief Information Security Officer's ITEC Advisory Committee, the UNC IT Infrastructure Coordinating Committee, and the Information Security Liaisons. As CPC's Security Officer, I offer strategies and advice for the management and dissemination of sensitive research data to CPC projects.