UITS Research Technologies (RT)

Technology solutions. New possibilities.

UITS Research Technologies (RT) develops, delivers, and supports advanced technology solutions that enable new possibilities in research, scholarly endeavors, and creative activity at Indiana University and beyond.

RT is also a cyberinfrastructure and service center affiliated with the Indiana University Pervasive Technology Institute.

RT provides A to Z services that benefit fields ranging from astronomy to zoology. RT has developed a new suite of systems and services to address the needs of disciplines like arts, cinema, humanities, and recreation. Services range from consulting about software and computing to creating new software tools.

RT complements these efforts with education and technology translation activities to improve the quality of life for people in Indiana, the nation, and the world.


RT is divided into five directorates:

Advanced Cyberinfrastructure
David Hancock, Program Director

Collaboration Engagement & Interoperability
Therese Miller, Program Director

Science Community Tools
Robert Henschel, Director

Matthew Link, Director

Visualization & Analytics
Eric Wernert, Director


Analysis and software delivery and support

Analysis and software delivery and support
Tools for analytics and big data research

Science gateways

Science gateways
Web interfaces to supercomputers, massive storage, and shared workflows

Data Storage

Data storage
High-quality storage services for fast access or large data sets


Fast calculations, advanced simulations, and big data analysis

Visualization facilities and services

Visualization facilities and services
Understanding advanced simulations and big data

Campus bridging

Campus bridging: Connecting to local and national cyberinfrastructure
Powerful resources as easy to use as your computer's peripheral devices

Education, outreach, and training (EOT)
How RT can benefit your research and help with planning events

Grant support and custom for-fee services
Help with proposals that require cyberinfrastructure

Cyberinfrastructure for arts & humanities
Consulting for researchers in the arts & humanities

Services for biomedical, biological, and health-related research
Clinical and genomic services, and services for HIPAA compliant workflows

Services in support of cyber risk mitigation
Data Center and Cluster services to secure research data

Services for HIPAA compliant workflows
Stay compliant with the many HIPAA Security Rule requirements

Benefiting the entire IU community

Indiana University is enabling new types of research, pedagogy, creative activity, and community impact by implementing and supporting one of the world's foremost university research cyberinfrastructures.

This cyberinfrastructure (CI):

  • Combines deep human expertise; world-class supercomputer, storage, and visualization systems; and computer science and informatics tools
  • Addresses the needs of researchers, artists, scholars, clinicians, and engineers
  • Enables new capabilities at IU and at the state, national, and international levels

Embodying a philosophy of abundance, CI access is provided without charge to members of the university community.

The majority of RT services are baseline, made possible by IU general funds and student technology fees. However, RT offers a number of cost recovery services for purchase with departmental, grant, or startup funds. This allows RT to do more for the IU community, since external funds expand what RT can do beyond its own budget.

Systems, tools, and services for Indiana University research and academia