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Research Computing Consultation Services

Northwestern Information Technology (IT) Research Computing consultants collaborate with research faculty, postdocs, staff, and students to overcome technical obstacles, advance skills, and effectively use computational resources. Support is provided for all skill levels and for all areas of research within the University.

Key areas of support are described below. Please do not hesitate to  contact us if your needs do not fall in the areas listed on this page.

Research Computing Resources

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Grant Writing Assistance

Research Computing Services supports the preparation of research proposals by the following methods:

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Data Management Services: Data Workflow

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Research Data Services

Consultations and project support services to help you work with your research data more effectively and efficiently:

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Cloud Computing Services

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Research Computing Services conducts workshops on high-performance computing, statistical software, computer programming, computing tools for researchers, research replicability, data visualization, and data analysis. Workshops are offered for both the University community and specific departments or groups. 

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General research computing consulting services are offered to Northwestern researchers, faculty, students, and staff typically at no cost. Longer term consulting, as part of a specialized project or formal commitments in support of grant awards could be subject to a charge.

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To request more information or a meeting with a Northwestern IT Research Computing Consultant, please email and include the following information:

IT Support Needs

For technical assistance and general service or system support questions, contact the IT Support Center at 847-491-4357 (1-HELP) or submit your question or issue via e-mail to

Last Updated: 11 October 2021

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