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/high 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

Popular courses:

  • High Performance and Throughput Computing
  • Software Carpentry Workshop
  • Introduction to the Unix shell

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

Further help

About Research IT Services

Service news & related information

News articles

Update on UCL Research Data Services

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

Research Software Dashboard launch

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