UCL Information Services Division


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.

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Research Computing Platform Services

Research Computing Platform Services

Services to support computationally intensive research. Providing advice and access to high performance and throughput computing clusters for all UCL researchers.

Research IT Applications

Research IT Applications

Applications supporting funding and innovation through to publication and dissemination, including the IRIS, RPS and equipment catalogue applications. 

Research IT Training

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Research Software Development

Research Software Development Team

Professional research software development: programming effort, training, advice and tools to support best-practice in academic software.

Research Data Services

Research Data Services

A suite of services to facilitate better management of digital datasets by UCL researchers, their partners and collaborators.

RITS all audiences site

Visit our all audiences site to find out about our successes working with UCL researchers and external partnerships.

Help & Self-service resources

Advice & Consultancy

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?
How do I get an account for one of the research computing platforms (e.g. Legion)?

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About Research IT Services

Service news & related information

News articles

The Pre-Award Grants System nears deployment

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

Introducing James Wilson: Head of Research Data Services

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

Grace at UCL launch to HPC community

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