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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Services to support computationally intensive research. Providing advice and access to high performance and throughput computing clusters for all UCL researchers.
Applications supporting funding and innovation through to publication and dissemination, including the IRIS, RPS and equipment catalogue applications.
Help & Self-service resources
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?
If you are not sure which of our services you need, or you have a general query related to research IT, email email@example.com and we'll do our best to help you find a solution to your problem.
You can also contact our teams directly for help and advice with these services:
- How do I get an account for one of the research computing platforms (e.g. Legion)?
We now have a single simplified application process for all of our research computing platforms. You can find more information and access the account application form on our Account Services guide on the research computing wiki.
If you are a student or postdoctoral researcher, your application must be approved by a permanent member of staff (normally your supervisor or PI). You will need to enter the username of this sponsor in the application form, and an email will be sent to this person asking them to approve the application before the account can be created.
Permanent members of staff do not need a sponsor, but will also receive an email asking them to approve the application before the account can be created.
About Research IT Services
Service news & related information
The EPSRC have announced a funding opportunity aimed at supporting the concept of Research Software Engineers (RSEs): individuals with combined expertise in programming and a solid knowledge of the research environment. This pilot call is funding fellowships of up to five years in order to establish a cohort of RSEs in academia.
Published: May 18, 2015 12:51:55 PM
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
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
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