Our Partners

Research IT partners with many units across campus. Our partners are key contributors to the development and success of the portal. Each one providing resources in a variety of ways. One key component of the Research IT Portal’s success is the work done by our advisory group.

Technology Services at Illinois is the provider of campus-wide computing, networking, storage, communications, and instructional technology services at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. 

Technology Services partners with campus to provide world-class, innovative, cost effective technologies and services that help foster discoveries and innovations from our researchers, transform the teaching and learning experiences of faculty and students, and improve the efficiency and security of the university's processes and data.

The OVCR provides leadership and oversight for research at Illinois. In addition to overarching planning, policy development, and management, the OVCR provides guidance for portfolio units and works to promote coordination, lead change, and ensure modern and compliant processes and professional services. 

We do this by:

  • Promoting and enabling excellence in existing and emerging research programs.
  • Supporting and operating administrative structures required for our research enterprise.
  • Overseeing the efforts of the campus-wide interdisciplinary research institutes. 

The University Library is central to the intellectual life of the University. By providing and stewarding collections and content that comprise a current and retrospective record of human knowledge and by offering a wide array of services, it enhances the University’s activities in creating knowledge, preparing students for lives of impact, and addressing critical societal needs. The Library advances the University’s goals by ensuring unfettered access to information and by providing a network of expertise that ensures value, quality, and authenticity of information resources. The Library integrates and manages knowledge to enable learning and the creation of new knowledge.

The National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) is a hub of transdisciplinary research and digital scholarship where University of Illinois faculty, staff, and students, and collaborators from around the globe, unite to address research grand challenges for the benefit of science and society.

The Center also provides integrated cyberinfrastructure—computing, software, data, networking, and visualization resources and expertise that are essential to the work of scientists, engineers, and scholars at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and across the country.

Engineering IT Shared Services is the primary IT services provider for Engineering at Illinois. Our mission is to ensure that all faculty, students and staff in the College have easy and well supported access to IT services that are second to none in support of their teaching, research, and learning.  We pride ourselves on our user-centric approach to IT, with emphasis on effectiveness, flexibility, and transparency.

The iSchool at Illinois leads the way in shaping the future of information. This success is the result of a commitment to research, education, and engagement and a long history of innovation. The iSchool is a premier academic institution, attracting the best among faculty and students who contribute to its outstanding academic programs and leading-edge research. The iSchool has earned this reputation through a tradition of excellence in creating groundbreaking opportunities for those who earn a degree from our School and engage in our research initiatives.