Information Services Division


Advanced Research Computing Centre

ARC is UCL's research, innovation and service centre for the digital tools, practices and systems that enable science and scholarship. Discover what's available to support activities throughout the research life-cycle including safe data storage, custom software development, high performance computing, research management and Open Science services.

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Research Programming Hub

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Explore ARC's Services

Research Data Storage

For Staff & Doctoral Students

A large scale facility for storing research data whilst your project is ongoing.

Research Computing Platforms

For Staff & Students

Supporting computationally intensive research at UCL through provision of specialist platforms for high performance and high throughput computing.

Research Software Development

For Staff

Providing expertise in creating software for academic research, and collaborating with researchers across UCL on projects requiring these skills.

Research Software Development Tools

For Staff & Students

Tools enabling researchers to follow best practices when developing research software, including version control and automated testing.

Research IT Training

For Staff & Students

Practical, classroom based and online training for a variety of IT skills related to research including high performance computing, research software engineering and programming.

Research Data Repository


An institutional Research Data Repository for UCL researchers across all academic disciplines.

Research IT Applications


A range of applications supporting research management and administration from planning through to publication.

UCL XNAT Service

FOR STAFF & Students

Helping UCL researchers store and share medical image data in compliance with GDPR and Information Governance requirements.

Help, Advice and Community

ARC 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!