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


Services for computationally intensive research, providing access and support for the Legion, Iridis and Emerald high performance clusters.

Research Software Development


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

Research IT Applications


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

Research Data Services


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

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!

Training Courses

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News & related information

Research IT News & Events

New Research Data Management Case Study

UCL's Research Data Services is the subject of a new research data management case study, one of 11 published by LIBER (the Association of European Research Libraries). You can download a PDF of the case study, or find all of the case studies here:

New Research Computing Wiki Launched

We have now launched a new wiki site providing information and support for research computing platforms including Legion, Iridis and Emerald. This is the new location for all the online information relating to the use of our services including user guides, account requests and service information. We hope the new site will make it easier for users to find the information they need as well as providing an opportunity for discussion and sharing of expertise via the discussion pages. Explore the new site here:

RITS Annual Forum

The Research IT Services annual forum was held on Tuesday 17th June this year, and included talks explaining how Research IT Services can facilitate your research, demonstrations of our services, and the opportunity to speak directly with members of RITS Staff and network with fellow researchers from across UCL. See the programme for further details; links to the presentations will shortly appear here.