Advanced Research Computing



Drop-in sessions

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. 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).

We are now resuming face to face drop-in sessions in the Collaboration Space of our offices on the First Floor of 105 Judd Street, WC1H 9RN (the RNIB building, near King's Cross/St. Pancras (see map); if you would like to discuss something in person, you are welcome to visit us during the dates/times below. 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 14th June 202210am-11:30 amARC Office, 105 Judd Street
Tuesday 5th July 202210am-12pmARC Office, 105 Judd Street
Tuesday 19th July 202210am-12pmCANCELLED (UCL heat/travel advisory)
Tuesday 2nd August 202210am-12pmARC Office, 105 Judd Street
Tuesday 23rd August10am - 12pmCANCELLED (ARC Office flooded!)

Research Programming Hub

If you're looking for support with computer programming you can also find help via the UCL Research Programming Hub: a UCL wide network for people who are interested in programming. The Programming Hub Slack workspace is open to anyone with an @ucl.ac.uk email address and features a #helpme channel where you can post your questions to the community. Slack's guide for new users provides a quick introduction if you're new to the platform.

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