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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.
View upcoming 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.
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.
DATA COLLECTION TOOLS
The following data collection tools are available for researchers: ArcGIS, REDCap, Qualtrics
DATA ANALYSIS TOOLS
Office of Research sponsors the following data analysis tools for researchers: IBM SPSS, SAS, JMP, MATLAB
RESEARCH DATA ARCHIVES
STARS, UCF's institutional repository, provides an unlimited storage option for hosting data and other research outputs at no additional cost to you. STARS uses the Digital Commons platform, a comprehensive cloud solution, for storing, managing, and sharing research and scholarship. Please visit the Researcher FAQ on STARS or email STARS@ucf.edu to learn more.
DATA MANAGEMENT PLAN
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.
GETTING STARTED WITH AWS
The University of Central Florida has an agreement
for utilizing AWS services under the
Texas DIR contract . Please contact
for setting up your research projects under UCF's
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.
Please contact us to get started
ADVANCED RESEARCH COMPUTING CENTER
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.
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.
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.
A controlled and authorized computing environment to
support UCF researchers and staff with federal
cybersecurity requirements for handling Controlled
Unclassified Information (CUI). The environment
meets the National Institute of Standards and
Technology (NIST) Special Publication 800-171, the
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement
(DFARS) 252.204.7012 and may potentially be used by
projects requiring compliance with the FISMA Act of
2014 and HIPAA/HITECH Security Rule.
Please contact OCRM@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.
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.
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
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UCF researchers can request an account on UF's new
NVIDIA AI supercomputer, the HiPerGator AI. See news
View Account Access Instructions
All issues and questions must be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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Research Data Privacy
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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NSF Cloud Bank
Request cloud (AWS, GCP, Azure, IBM) resources as part of NSF CISE proposals or existing CISE awards through Cloud Bank. This is a fully managed service with no invoices for researchers to pay for any cloud services consumed on these awards, if approved.
Requesting Cloud Bank Resources
Researchers seeking developers, project manager, game developer and other tech talent for their projects now have access to hire professionals through the UCF's contract with Upwork.
When you are ready to get started, please email your requirements to ResearchIT@ucf.edu.
Google Cloud (GCP)
The UCF Google Cloud for researchers will be available in Spring 2023. You can get a head start by applying for Google Cloud research credits. Explore how other researchers are using Google Cloud and boost your cloud skills.
NSF's ACCESS Cyberinfrastructure Program
ACCESS is a National Science Foundation funded program through which researchers can request allocation on nationally available advanced computational and storage resources that participate in the ACCESS program.