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 Software Development Team

Research Software Development

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

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 Data Services

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!

Research IT Training

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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

Call for Research Software Development Projects

We are pleased to announce that the next call for proposals for free research software development is now open. UCL researchers are invited to submit projects which will benefit from collaboration with the Research Software Development Team.

Published: Jan 28, 2015 1:06:19 PM

UCL Affiliates with Software Carpentry Foundation

Software Carpentry is a volunteer organisation whose goal is to make scientists more productive, and their work more reliable, by teaching them basic computing skills. Founded in 1998, it runs short, intensive workshops that cover program design, version control, testing, and task automation. In October 2014, a non-profit Software Carpentry Foundation was created to act as a governing body for the project.

Published: Jan 21, 2015 5:32:00 PM

UCL Research IT Services helps to win big-data research grant

Compressive sensing is a recent breakthrough in information theory that has the potential to revolutionise the acquisition and analysis of data in many fields.  UCL Research IT Services (RITS) are an integral part of a team that recently secured grants from the UK research councils to develop compressive sensing techniques to address the challenge of extracting meaningful information from big-data.

Published: Nov 25, 2014 12:08:22 PM

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.

Published: Nov 13, 2014 4:24:03 PM

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.

Published: Nov 13, 2014 4:23:16 PM