How Research IT Can Help You!

Research IT is a highly specialised section of IT Services dedicated to helping researchers and research students at the University of Manchester achieve their research outcomes. We consist of a team of 30+ experienced staff members who are experts in skills ranging from high performance computing to data visualisation.

We can provide help and expertise in a number of research IT areas:

Computational Resources

If you find that your research is outgrowing your desktop machine and you’re struggling with your computational needs, we can help. We can help get you access to and up and running on a range of other resources including high performance and high throughput computing platforms.  Our team can advise on the best resource for your research, help you with your application (if applicable) and assist you in getting your research running on a range of local, regional and national resources.

Software and Data Engineering

Our team includes professional software developers with particular expertise in creating software for academic research. We will work with you to produce reliable, sustainable and efficient scientific code.

Research Applications

We support a range of software including specific applications, as well as selected programming languages and compilers; and infrastructure (hardware, compilers) in the compute, data and visualization arenas.

As well as the above areas we also offer advice on research data management and storage and offer a wide range of training courses in all areas suitable for every level.

We also run regular drop in sessions and a Research IT Club where researchers can come and talk to us face to face about their research IT issues and queries. Check our blog or Twitter feed for announcements.  You can also subscribe to our monthly newsletter which brings you the top stories from our blog.


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