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 and 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

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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 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!


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

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About Research IT Services

Service news & related information

News articles

Grace installation update

The replacement for the Iridis service, Grace has now been delivered to our off-site data centre in Slough. All of the hardware is in place, as is network connectivity, and our partners at OCF are currently running burn-in tests, with our own acceptance tests due to start shortly. As part of the testing process a full Linpack benchmark will be run on the cluster and we will provide the figures for that to you when it becomes available. Initial results on a subset of the cluster are very promising, and even with that subset, we have significantly exceeded the capacity we have lost from Iridis.

Published: Oct 2, 2015 2:40:19 PM

A community of practice for research programmers at UCL

The UCL Research Programming Hub are holding their inaugural technical social event on Wednesday 9th of September. This will be a series of monthly events which aim to bring together researchers from across disciplines who share a common interest in all things related to programming.

Published: Sep 3, 2015 2:52:33 PM

Introducing 'Grace'

We are happy to announce that we are moving ahead with the development of a new high-performance computing facility in our Slough data centre. The new machine is to be called 'Grace' in honour of pioneering computer scientist Grace Hopper and is expected to enter service in early November 2015.

Published: Jul 7, 2015 10:48:53 AM