Research IT Resources

Research plays an important role not only at our University, but across the globe; for this reason Research IT department offers support by helping you realise your aspirations.

Researchers at The University of Manchester have access to powerful technology platforms and advanced skills encompassing high performance computing, software and data engineering, data visualisation and analytics and research data storage. Research IT provides specialised eResearch capabilities supporting researchers at the University to conduct world leading, high impact research.

High performance computing

IT Research HPC experts give advice and help to guide our researchers to the most appropriate platform for their needs. These platforms include:

  • Scalable Compute for Research @ Manchester (SCRE@M)
  • Condor Pools
  • N8 HPC (regional)
  • ARCHER (national)
  • PRACE (international)
  • Software and data engineering

The It Research team supports and give advice to researchers with code optimisation for a variety of platforms and applications such as MATLAB and Python. Also, our Research Software Engineers can work with teams to develop specific tools and platforms for a variety of projects (subject to availability and funding)

Consulting and support

Research IT provides support, consultancy and training in specific services as well as a range of specialised applications for the effective analysis and visualisation of data sets that occur during research. These services include:

  • Analytics and visualisation applications
  • Specialised research consulting
  • Research application support
  • Training

Data Storage and infrastructure

The demand to manage research outputs is growing and the Research IT experts can help with Research Data management plans and the delivery of highly scalable, agile research-data aligned storage solutions.
The team can provide virtual servers, database hosting and bespoke network infrastructure solutions.

Research IT Blog

The Research IT bog aims to keep you updated with the latest IT technology, resources, development and training to help you achieve better research outcomes, the blog is regularly updated with the latest news relevant to researchers at the University of Manchester.

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