UCF Research Cyberinfrastructure (RCI)

The Research IT team and its partners are here to facilitate your research and help you with your computing, storage, data transfer, collaboration and training needs (Contact Us).

Research Computing and Data Services


Periodic workshops will be offered to researchers on the topics of High-Performance Computing, Research Data Transfers, Python, R, Introduction to Bash scripting, cloud computing, etc.

2021 Workshops

COVID-19 Computing & Data Resources

If you are a researcher conducting COVID-19 research, please find below some computing, data and collaboration resources that may be useful to you. Priority help is available for using national computational resources for COVID-19, please email ResearchIT@ucf.edu for setting up an engagement call.

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NIST Science Data Portal

Search and discover NIST public datasets, tools and other resources in Material Science, Manufacturing, Forensics, Materials, Physics, Chemistry, Communications, and Technology domains.

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The following data collection tools are available for researchers: ArcGIS, REDCap, Qualtrics

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Office of Research sponsors the following data analysis tools for researchers: IBM SPSS, SAS, JMP

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STARS, UCF's institutional repository, provides an option for hosting data and other research outputs. STARS uses the Digital Commons platform, a comprehensive hosted solution for storing, managing, and sharing data. Please visit the Researcher FAQ on STARS or email STARS@ucf.edu to learn more.

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Create data management plans using the DMPTool's click-through wizard for creating a DMP that complies with funder requirements. It also has direct links to funder websites and help text for answering questions.

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The University of Central Florida has an agreement for utilizing AWS services under the Texas DIR contract . Please contact ResearchIT@ucf.edu for setting up your research projects under UCF's contract


UCF IT has built a robust, scalable, highly-available, and secure Azure environment to handle a variety of workloads. Azure services that UCF provides include virtual machines, storage, archive storage, DNS for hosting and content delivery network.

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UCF ARCC houses two high performance computing (HPC) clusters, Stokes and Newton, and advanced networking capabilities to support advanced computational-based research. ARCC is managed by scientists for scientists and is subsidized by the UCF Provost and the Vice President for Research. Please visit ARCC User Registration to get started.

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UCF has a Globus subscription for secure and reliable research data management across systems. Using Globus, you can transfer, share and discover data via a single interface. For instructions on setting up Globus and transferring files to and from ARCC resources using UCF's Globus subscription, please click here.

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UCF researchers can collaborate with other UCF or external researchers with the tools provided by Univeristy of Central Florida for Collaborative writing, Web Conference or Online meeting, etc.

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A Controlled AWS FedRAMP environment (Research CAFÉ) in Amazon Web Services (AWS) for Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI), to comply with FISMA Act of 2014, HIPAA/HITECH Security Rule and Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) 252.204.7012.
Please contact ResearchIT@ucf.edu for assistance.

Cyber Risk Office

Researchers working with federal data (FOUO or CUI) or have federal data requirements (DFARS 252.204-7012, FISMA, etc.) can work with Cyber Risk Office for their project's environment assessment, System Security Plan (SSP) and Plan of Action & Milestones (POA&M). To set up a consultation, please email ResearchOCRM@ucf.edu Note: FOUO is For Official Use Only and CUI is Controlled Unclassified Information.

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Technical Consulting available for research projects, whether on-premise or in the cloud to meet your storage, compute, collaboration and compliance needs. Please email ResearchIT@ucf.edu to schedule an appointment.


Facilities description and data management templates are available to be included in your proposals.

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Open Science Grid

Open Science Grid (OSG) is an NSF-funded national, distributed computing resource available for free for running thousands of independent computations. US-based research projects can run jobs via OSG Connect.

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XSEDE: Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment

The Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) is an NSF-funded computational resource available to US institutions. Visit the XSEDE portal to request an allocation.

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HiPerGator AI

UCF researchers can request an account on UF's new NVIDIA AI supercomputer, the HiPerGator AI. See news article here.

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All issues and questions must be directed to arcc-request@ist.ucf.edu.

Florida LambdaRail

Florida LambdaRail (FLR) operates a statewide 100 Gigabits per second network that connects Florida's universities and research centers to peer organizations and scientists throughout the country and the world.

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Data Privacy Research

The privacy and protection of personal information are considered a fundamental right and therefore must be protected. Confidential information involving the university, often falling into the categories of highly restricted or restricted data, must also be protected. UCF is dedicated in the safe and appropriate handling and processing of personal data in research.

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Global REgistry of REsearch Data REpositories

Through re3data.org, a global registry of research data repositories, researchers can locate data in a discipline specific repository, or find an appropriate repository for depositing research data.

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