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/high 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.
- High Performance and Throughput Computing
- Software Carpentry Workshop
- Introduction to the Unix shell
Help & Self-service resources
We can provide free advice and consultancy to help you to make the best use of IT when managing or carrying out research. We'd also like your feedback on our services. We're here to help!
Sign up to the RITS mailing list to keep up to date with events, training courses and news about our services.
- 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. Where possible, please contact us using a UCL email address.
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
It’s been a busy summer for the Research Data Services group as they oversee major improvements to their existing service and set out their plans for the future. Dr James A J Wilson, has been leading the group since April, and here he tells us what they’ve been up to and what we can expect next…
Published: Oct 11, 2016 11:28:07 AM
After successfully concluding a project to double service capacity, UCL’s High Performance Computing (HPC) system, Grace, became the largest and fastest HPC system in the UK University sector, ranked at 400 in the “Supercomputing Top 500” list of the fastest HPC systems in the world.
Published: Oct 3, 2016 4:06:29 PM
We are pleased to announce the launch of a new service aimed at promoting software written by UCL researchers. If you have research code that you would like to share with colleagues or the wider world, you can now add it to the Research Software Dashboard at dashboard.rc.ucl.ac.uk
Published: Jul 27, 2016 10:56:21 AM