Research IT Services
The Research IT Services (RITS) department develops, delivers and operates services to assist UCL researchers in meeting their objectives at each stage of the research lifecycle. These pages are here to help UCL researchers and other users to take full advantage of our services and include comprehensive user guides, contact information for support queries, and details about forthcoming training and events.
Explore Research IT Services
Services to support computationally intensive research. Providing advice and access to high performance and throughput computing clusters for all UCL researchers.
Applications supporting funding and innovation through to publication and dissemination, including the IRIS, RPS and equipment catalogue applications.
Help & Self-service resources
We give free advice and consultancy on any aspect of IT related
to your research. We'd also like your feedback on our services. We're here to help!
- Who do I contact for support?
If you are not sure which of our services you need, or you have a general query related to research IT, email firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll do our best to help you find a solution to your problem.
You can also contact our teams directly for help and advice with these services:
- How do I get an account for one of the research computing platforms (e.g. Legion)?
We now have a single simplified application process for all of our research computing platforms. You can find more information and access the account application form on our Account Services guide on the research computing wiki.
If you are a student or postdoctoral researcher, your application must be approved by a permanent member of staff (normally your supervisor or PI). You will need to enter the username of this sponsor in the application form, and an email will be sent to this person asking them to approve the application before the account can be created.
Permanent members of staff do not need a sponsor, but will also receive an email asking them to approve the application before the account can be created.
About Research IT Services
Service news & related information
The PAGS (Pre-Award Grants System) project is nearing live deployment and will be rolled out over the summer. The new system will replace pFACT to allow UCL staff to complete costing and pricing of research grant proposals and provide additional support for bid proposal development. Research grant income provides over a third of UCL’s income and therefore having a modern costing and proposal development solution is vital for UCL in maintaining this income.
Published: May 18, 2016 11:08:47 AM
Dr James Wilson joined us in April as our new Head of Research Data Services. He'll be leading the group providing our Research Data Storage service, and developing our archive for long-term preservation of research data. We've asked him to introduce himself and tell us about the priorities for his team.
Published: May 16, 2016 4:52:03 PM
If you carry out research at UCL, as a postgraduate student, postdoc or
member of staff, you can help us to improve IT support for research, and
enter a competition to win one of 10 Raspberry Pi 3s, by completing a short, anonymous survey.
Published: Mar 8, 2016 3:56:22 PM
Next month RITS is pleased to launch our new HPC facility, Grace, in coordination with HPC, big data and analytics integrator OCF at the Wilkins South Cloisters on 6th April. Grace runs alongside UCL’s existing HPC machines, Legion and Emerald, and will be UCL’s flagship HPC service, free at the point of use for researchers across the University.
Published: Feb 24, 2016 10:32:57 AM