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Research support

IT Services provide key IT infrastructure to support academics (including postgraduates) across the University in planning, delivering and disseminating research.

We provide advice, support and guidance for academics across the University. We can help you think creatively about how IT can be used in your research, scope work packages for a funding proposal, and deliver IT-related project tasks.

We can help you to:

  • Organise, share and preserve research data, including using the Online Research Database Service
  • Design and scope web applications and websites to be built as part of a research project
  • Use the high performance computing service
  • Organise bespoke courses and training for a research group or academic unit
  • Complete the technical aspects of a funding proposal e.g. research data management plan
  • Make audio / video presentations, including filming talks, conferences and research impact videos, and publish via iTunes U and the University podcast site.

We provide specialist advice on a wide range of topics including: crowdsourcing and community collections, IP relating to educational resources and software, open source software sustainability, software selection, text encoding, analysis and digitisation, data visualisation and agent-based modelling, and using social media to promote your research.

We aim to provide a joined-up advice service, and so work closely with colleagues in the Bodleian Libraries, Research Services, and IT support staff in departments and colleges. We may also be able to help you find collaborators in academic departments.

Contact us

To arrange a meeting or ask a question please send an email to researchsupport@it.ox.ac.uk.