Available Resources

3-D Visualization Laboratory (VizLab) at SCS

computing.scs.illinois.edu/content/vizlabcomputing@scs.illinois.edu

The 3D-Visualization Laboratory (Vizlab), located in 151 Noyes Lab, provides the hardware, software and personnel resources to train students, professors and staff in state-of-the-art techniques in modeling of complex chemical and biological systems.


Amazon Web Services (AWS)

aws.illinois.edu | aws-support@illinois.edu

A scalable cloud computing platform that can provide computation, storage, operating systems, software, interfaces, data analytics, content delivery, and system management.


Blue Waters

bluewaters.ncsa.illinois.edu | help+bw@ncsa.illinois.edu

One of the most powerful supercomputers in the world and the most powerful system at any university, Blue Waters offers massive high performance computing to researchers on the Illinois campus and around the world.


Campus Advanced Research Network Environment (CARNE) 

techservices.illinois.edu | networking@illinois.edu

High speed network access dedicated to research computing, interconnected with regional and national research networks.


Data Center Shared Services (DCSS) 

datacenter.illinois.edu | help@datacenter.illinois.edu

A campus initiative to consolidate server rooms and data centers into high-quality shared data center facilities in order to provide higher quality facilities at lower costs.


Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment

xsede.org | help@xsede.org

(XSEDE) – A virtual system that scientists around the world can use to interactively share computing resources, data and expertise.


Illinois Campus Cluster Program (ICCP)

campuscluster.illinois.edu | help@campuscluster.illinois.edu

The Illinois Campus Cluster is a dedicated high-power computing resource available only to researchers at the University of Illinois.


Institute for Genomic Biology (IGB) Biocluster

biocluster.igb.illinois.edu

The IGB Biocluster is a high performance computing system optimized for biogenetics research, including a wide range of genetic analysis software.


Virtual Hosting Services

techservices.illinois.edu | virtualhosting@illinois.edu

Technology Services offers virtual machine hosting for substantially less than the cost of a dedicated server.


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Data Carpentry

cse.illinois.edu | training@cse.illinois.edu

Provides training on discipline-specific data types and how to manage them, with particular concentrations in ecology, genomics, geospatial data, and social science.


Data Center Shared Services (DCSS) 

datacenter.illinois.edu | help@datacenter.illinois.edu

A campus initiative to consolidate server rooms and data centers into high-quality shared data center facilities in order to provide higher quality facilities at lower costs.


FormBuilder

ats.uillinois.eduformbuilder@mx.uillinois.edu

Create customizable forms to gather information then process in some way (applications that have workflow for approvals, registration for events, including processing of online payments, etc.).


Geographic Information Systems Data

guides.library.illinois.edu | Consultation Request Form

The University Library offers several large data sets with geographic components in fields such as economics, health, environment, borders, transportation, and more.


HPCBio Genome and Transcription Sequence Analysis Services

hpcbio.illinois.edu/services-and-fees | hpcbiohelp@igb.illinois.edu

The HPCBio team can perform an array of  genome/transcriptome sequence analysis services.


Non-technical Training

research.illinois.edu/training | ovcr@illinois.edu

The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research maintains a variety of other training resources and requirements that are relevant to researchers.


Online Survey Tools

answers.uillinois.edu | consult@illinois.edu

Survey, form, and interview tools available to University members through site licensing, local development, or free usage.


Research Data Service

researchdataservice.illinois.edu | researchdata@library.illinois.edu

Expertise and tools for Data Management Plan (DMP) creation and implementation, data management training, data deposit for public access, dataset citation, and access to Active Data Storage.


Savvy Researcher Workshops

Illinois.edu

Provides training on subjects like data management concepts and tools, data visualization, organizing your information, copyright concerns around research, finding information relevant to your discipline both in the library and in reputable online sources, and more.


Social Media Lab

publish.illinois.edu/socialmedialab | socialmedialab@illinois.edu

The University of Illinois Social Media Lab is a research and support group at the Illinois’ Urbana Campus specializing in social media analytics. We provide support analyzing social media activity around specific topics, brands, campaigns, people and crises.


Sourcelab

sourcelabuiuc.wordpress.com | sourcelabuiuc@gmail.com

The SourceLab Series is a set of online editions of historical materials developed in response to the needs of teachers and researchers.  Both this series, and its associated digital publishing technologies and curricular materials, will be offered to the public as Open Educational Resources.


Statistical Consulting Service

publish.illinois.edu/statsconsulting/statistical-consulting/ | sc@library.illinois.edu

Graduate students with statistical expertise will be available for free consultations to help with questions about statistical analysis.  Consultants have expertise in a variety of statistical software, including R, Stata, SPSS and SAS.


U of I Box

go.illinois.edu/box | consult@illinois.edu

U of I Box’s key advantages in the storage space are FERPA approval, group working folders with multiple owners, and locally-managed quota flexibility.


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Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Software

guides.library.illinois.edu | jvwhit@illinois.edu

Software for geographic data creation, analysis, mapping and visualization, and integration with other data sources.


Scientific Software Program at the School of Chemical Sciences

computing.scs.illinois.edu | computing@scs.illinois.edu

The research community in the School of Chemical Sciences, School of Life Sciences and Department of Chemistry have access to cutting-edge commercial applications from leading companies in scientific computing, computational chemistry, computational biology and molecular modeling.  In particular, “post-genomic” modeling capacities are available, e.g., prediction and elucidation of protein structure and function, discovery and design of ligands, creation and screening of virtual (combinatorial) libraries of potential ligands.


WebStore

webstore.illinois.edu | webstore@illinois.edu

WebStore provides free or low-cost software on a variety of research-relevant software.


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ATLAS Survey Research Services

atlas.illinois.edu/services/stats/surveys/

ATLAS Survey Research Services provides assistance with the following subjects/topics: survey construction, design, and implementation, including survey question writing, sampling methodology, pilot testing, statistical analyses, and report writing.


Copyright

copyright.illinois.edu | copyright@illinois.edu

The official copyright policy site for the University.


Disability Resources & Educational Services (DRES)

disability.illinois.edu/knowledge-center   | disability@illinois.edu

DRES has helped thousands of students with disabilities earn college degrees and has made the Urbana-Champaign campus a leader in the area of post-secondary education for persons with disabilities.


Health Sciences Research Guide

illinois.edu/cms/6399/ihsi_healthsciencesresearchguide.pdf | healthinitiative@illinois.edu

The Illinois Health Sciences Initiative  (IHSI) has compiled information from departments and units across campus to create a one-stop-shop for health sciences related research. In this guide, researchers will be able to conveniently find relevant information from departments and offices across campus in one accessible location.


HPCBio Consulting

hpcbio.illinois.edu/working-hpcbio | hpcbiohelp@igb.illinois.edu

The HPCBio team can help researchers plan their experiments, analyze data, assist with collaborative research, and perform statistical analysis on data.


Illinois Experts

publish.illinois.edu/reserachconnectionsirc-help@illinois.edu

Database of research experts on campus


Information for Users with Disabilities

guides.library.illinois.edu | refassist@library.illinois.edu

A guide that has collected information on ways to help researchers with disabilities.   Options include research consultations and assistance with digital and physical information access.


Publish.illinois.edu

publish.illinois.edu | consult@illinois.edu

Quickly and easily build websites


Regulatory Compliance & Safety

research.illinois.edu/regulatory-compliance-safety | ovcr@illinois.edu

The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and units reporting to it ensure university compliance with research-related federal, state, and local regulations; promote the ethical and responsible conduct of research; and provide assistance and training to faculty, staff, and students engaged in research to facilitate regulatory compliance.


Savvy Researcher Workshops

Illinois.edu

Provides training on subjects like data management concepts and tools, data visualization, organizing your information, copyright concerns around research, finding information relevant to your discipline both in the library and in reputable online sources, and more.


Scholarly Commons

library.illinois.edu | sc@library.illinois.edu

Consultation, training, and technology access on topics like copyright, digital humanities, research methods, and data analysis.


START MyResearch

web.uillinois.edu | startmyresearchhelp@uillinois.edu

START (Systemwide Tools for Administration of Research and Training) is the grants management software leveraging open source (Kuali Coeus) as well as University of Illinois developed software.  myResearch is the Principal Investigator (PI) portal that will integrate and display information from a number of different university systems, giving faculty access to the information they need to prepare, submit, route, and manage their grants.


UIUC DocExpress

library.illinois.edu | library.illinois.edu/mailform/

UIUC DocExpress is a service to have materials owned by the University of Illinois at Urbana Libraries copied on your behalf to use in your research, including book chapters, journal articles, some non-circulating items, microfilm or microfiche, and more. This enables you to get personal copies of Library materials that might otherwise be restricted to particular hours or locations.


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Amazon Web Services (AWS)

aws.illinois.edu | aws-support@illinois.edu

A scalable cloud computing platform that can provide computation, storage, operating systems, software, interfaces, data analytics, content delivery, and system management.


Applied Technologies for Learning in Arts and Sciences (ATLAS) Workshops

atlas.illinois.edu/services/stats/workshops/registration/   |   atlas@illinois.edu

The ATLAS Statistics Workshops offer students, fcaulty and staff training on a range of popular statistics methods and software packages including SASS, SPSS, Stata and R.


Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning (CITL) Workshops

citl.illinois.edu/about-citl/calendar   |   citl-info@illinois.edu

CITL is dedicated to promoting, enhancing, and assessing teaching effectiveness and student learning. We assist faculty, academic units, and teaching assistants in improving instruction. In addition to the events listed below, we are always available for individual consultations or special activities within a department or college. Most of the workshops count toward CITL certificate program continuing education credit. Please check back often to see what events have been added.


Codeacademy

codeacademy.compublish.illinois.edu/commonsknowledge

Codecademy is an online resource for learning programming languages and other technical skills.


Computational Science and Engineering: Technical Computing Workshops

cse.illinois.edu | training@cse.illinois.edu

Computational Engineering is a Professional Master’s in Engineering (M.Eng.) program that prepares graduates of engineering and related disciplines to become leaders in the field of computation.


CyberGIS Center for Advanced Digital and Spatial Studies

cybergis.illinois.edu/events   |   gis-help@cybergis.illinois.edu

The CyberGIS Center was established in 2013 as a partnership among several units at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. CyberGIS represents a vibrant interdisciplinary field for bridging advanced cyberinfrastructure, geographic information science and technologies, and various geospatial knowledge domains. The CyberGIS Center holds a number of periodical educational events to share with the campus community insights into the latest in CyberGIS research and development.


Cyberinfrastructure Tutor – CI-TUTOR

citutor.org/browse.php   |   kappes@illinois.edu

CI-Tutor is hosted by the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and supported by the National Science Foundation’s Office of Cyberinfrastructure through the Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) project.


Data Science Across Disciplines

www.ideals.illinois.edu   |   ideals-gen@illinois.edu

Data Science Across Disciplines is a grant funded project through the Focal Point Initiative at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Graduate College. DSAD seeks to provide the opportunity for graduate students at Illinois to develop data analytic skills while learning about multidisciplinary uses of data and data science skills. This collection features the instruction materials created and used by the graduate students who lead the class.


Disability Resources & Educational Services (DRES)

disability.illinois.edu/knowledge-center   | disability@illinois.edu

DRES has helped thousands of students with disabilities earn college degrees and has made the Urbana-Champaign campus a leader in the area of post-secondary education for persons with disabilities.


Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment

xsede.org/training   |   info@xsede.org

XSEDE is a single virtual system that scientists can use to interactively share computing resources, data and expertise. People around the world use these resources and services — things like supercomputers, collections of data and new tools — to improve our planet.


High Performance Biological Computing Training

hpcbio.illinois.edu/hpcbio-workshops | hpcbiohelp@igb.illinois.edu

HPCBio offers training on data processing, data analysis, and basic computing techniques relevant to biological and genomic research. Topics have included computation skills for genomics, RNA-Seq analysis, R, QIIME, and more.


Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities (IPRH) Workshop/talk series

illinois.edu/calendar/list/4639   |   iprh@illinois.edu

Promoting interdisciplinary study in the Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences


Institutional Review Board (IRB) Training

oprs.research.illinois.edu/required-training   |   irb@illinois.edu

OPRS requires all faculty, IRB members, staff, students, and researchers listed on an IRB protocol complete IRB training.


Lynda.com

go.illinois.edu/lynda | webstore@illinois.edu

Lynda.com is a leading online learning platform that helps anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals. Through individual, corporate, academic and government subscriptions, members have access to the Lynda.com video library of engaging, top-quality courses taught by recognized industry experts.


New Hire IT Orientation

webstore.illinois.edu/orientation | webstore@illinois.edu

An overview of campus-provided IT services, security guidance, and recommended best practices.


Physical Models, Numerical Methods and Software Interaction

http://cse.illinois.edu/training   |   cse@cse.illinois.edu

Learn new computational software, tools, and workflows. Trainings take place in university computer labs with software pre-installed, so all you need to do is show up!


Savvy Researcher Workshops

Illinois.edu

Provides training on subjects like data management concepts and tools, data visualization, organizing your information, copyright concerns around research, finding information relevant to your discipline both in the library and in reputable online sources, and more.


Survey Research Laboratory

srl.uic.edu/seminars/Spring17Webinars.htm   |   srl-info@uic.edu

The Survey Research Laboratory is offering four webinars on survey research methodology during the Spring 2017 semester. The webinars are free to University faculty, staff and students.


Technology Services Classroom Technology Training

techservices.illinois.edu/training/   |   consult@illinois.edu

Technology Services provides individual, in-person training on using the equipment provided in many technology-enhanced classrooms. Training is brief (generally twenty minutes in length), and covers how to use computers (installed PCs and laptops, tablets, and other devices), projectors, and document cameras to present information.


Technology Services Security Training

techservices.illinois.edu/security/   |   consult@illinois.edu

Technology Services provides support and training to enable researchers to protect their personal information, research data, and devices. This includes help when you suspect your device has been compromised, advice on keeping your data safe, and information on how to create strong passwords, avoiding phishing scams, and social media safety.


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ACES Research Equipment

research.aces.illinois.edu/equipment-grants | ACES-research@illinois.edu

ACES provides a wide array of research equipment to its researchers, including instruments for genomic analysis, sample preservation, calorimetry, MRI, GS-MS, HPLC, spectrophototmeters, and more.


CU Community Fab Lab

cucfablab.org/programs-and-services/ – programs   |   cucfablab.org/about/contact/

Fab Lab is short for Fabrication Laboratory. It is an advanced workshop space for rapid prototyping and computer-based design. It is comprised of a network of smaller mini or mobile fab lab spaces. The on-campus space has a suite of fabrication machines, including laser engravers, CNC routers, 3D printers and 3D scanners, electronic cutters, digital textile machines, small board electronics, robotics, vacuum formers, graphic drawing tablets, advanced CAD software and more. Classes on these technologies are held for up to 50 participants.


Materials Research Laboratory

mrl.illinois.edu | mrl@illinois.edu

The Frederick Seitz Materials Research Laboratory offers a number of lab tools available to assist researchers in completing their testing including spectroscopy, microscopy, ellipsometry, optical design and others.


Nanozoomer

igb.illinois.edu | info-igb@illinois.edu

The Nanozoomer slide scanning system provides 460nm resolution scans of complete slides.  The Nanozoomer will automatically load slides, choose an area to scan, focus on the tissue sections, and scan the slide.  The resulting data files are typically a proprietary file format and can be viewed with the free NDP view software.


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This list may not be comprehensive. Please contact your unit’s technical support staff for additional information.

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