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Services supporting the institution’s research activities, including advanced or specialized storage, networks, and applications, research data services and software, and lab management systems.

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Research Services

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Cloud Computing
Provides access to, and management of, a range of cloud computing technologies.

Consulting and Engagement
RIS provides consulting and engagement services that can help researchers navigate the complex list of services and technologies available at the University.

Data Storage Platform (Research Storage)
A scalable, high-performance and distributed-storage infrastructure with integrated long-term archive.

Network Connectivity
The university’s network including wired, wireless, internet, and Internet 2 access.

Scientific Computing
The Scientific Compute Platform provides WashU research faculty access to computing resources and a job scheduler that runs large-scale, parallel computing tasks with access to many CPU and GPU cores, large amounts of RAM, high-speed networks, and high-performance storage systems.

Software Licensing
Obtain and manage university enterprise-wide software licenses and select research licensing.

Washington University Research Network (WURN)
The WURN is positioned to enhance the university’s cyber infrastructure by creating a campus-wide high speed research network that increases access to and enables the transport, analysis, and dissemination of large volume, big data within and beyond the University.

WashU ELN (Electronic Lab Notebook)
Provides an electronic laboratory notebook is a cloud-based research data collaboration and management tool.