Specialised services supporting research projects.

Research support team

The team's remit is to provide advice and support to researchers about using IT systems within their research and is funded from resources provided by a number of contributing Schools. They also have good contacts with the wider research community.

If you are involved in the preparation of a bid for research funds, the research support team are available to help in discussing objectives and recommending customized computing solutions with regards to possible machine specifications and data storage requirements. They can facilitate price quotations from suppliers and vendors.

The team are also responsible for supporting High Performance Computing (HPC) within the University. They have also set up a complementary system purchased with a research grant in the Physics Department. The University's system provides a core set of facilities that we expect to be enhanced through research grants and other systems purchased by Schools.



Jeremy Maris (ext 8060)
Bernie Broughton (ext 7518)
Leo Rojas Amaya (ext 8463)
Luke Ingerson (ext 2198)

Technology for research

Research data storage

Facilities for maintaining high volumes of data needed for research.

High performance computing

High-capacity computing systems supporting projects which require the processing of large volumes of data. Integration of other university wide research computing systems.

Research web services

Provision of virtual machines for research web services, e.g. LifeSci - Drug Discovery; Psychology - Neurosciences; Informatics - Natural Language Processing.