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Research Support and Consultation

Northwestern IT Research Computing consultants collaborate with faculty, post-doctoral researchers, 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.

Service Offering

Cloud Computing and Storage Onboarding and Support

Researchers who can benefit from the on-demand resources of cloud computing can obtain support, consultations, training, and implementation assistance from Northwestern IT.

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Genomics Pipeline Development and Support

Support is available for genomics and bioinformatics software and pipelines, including troubleshooting, development, and guidance for best practices.

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High-Performance Computing Onboarding

Northwestern IT staff will help researchers access and effectively use the university’s computing cluster, Quest, or national facilities, such as XSEDE.

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Proposal Writing Assistance

Northwestern IT supports preparation of research proposals by assisting with technical information, budgeting, letters of commitment, and writing computing components of grant applications.

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Research Code and Workflow Support

Northwestern IT staff can assist in debugging and troubleshooting code as well as consult on workflow optimization and effective use of software tools and databases.

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Scientific Visualization

Researchers generating data that requires custom visualization support can engage Northwestern IT to collaboratively develop novel visualizations.

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Last Updated: 20 February 2019

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