Advanced Research Computing



ARC and the Research Data Management team in Library Services run regular drop-in sessions for all research staff and research students where you can get support and advice to help plan and tackle problems with your research.


Support topics

If you have any problems related to the following areas, we should be able to help:

  • choosing the right software, hardware and services,
  • research programming,
  • task automation and scripting,
  • high-performance computing,
  • storing large datasets,
  • Research Data Storage (RDS) service induction,
  • handling sensitive data,
  • research data management (including writing data management plans).


Complicated problem?

If the problem is likely to need a lengthy discussion (half an hour or more) or requires very specific knowledge (e.g. of an unusual programming language) it would be very helpful if you could email a short summary of your problem to arc@ucl.ac.uk at least 2 days before the session you would like to attend - we can then try to make sure a member of staff with appropriate expertise is available.

If you are unable to visit us in-person and would like to meet online via Microsoft Teams instead, please email arc@ucl.ac.uk with a short summary of the problem beforehand so we can arrange a call with someone from the relevant team(s).

Upcoming sessions

Tuesday 30th May 20233pm - 4pmB15, Darwin Building
Tuesday 4th July 202311am - 12pmRoom 432, 16 Taviton Street (SSEES Building)
Tuesday 1st August 202311am - 12pmRoom 2.18, Chadwick Building
Tuesday 12th September11am - 12pmRoom B08, 1-19 Torrington Place
Tuesday 3rd October11am - 12pmG15 Public Cluster, DMS Watson Building