Remote Computing Assistance Available

You don’t need to be on campus to receive research computing assistance. Remote support and virtual walk-in hours are available on your terms with UFIT Research Computing.

Using Zoom and Slack, researchers can get the consultation they need, when they need it. UFIT staff have years of experience with the university’s computing resources and are ready to support you and your project. Visit the Remote Support webpage to schedule an appointment.

UFIT’s proposal support service can help you stretch your research budget and save you time. Staff can provide personalized commitment letters and help write data management plans. UFIT also regularly offer virtual NVIDIA workshops and computing trainings to maximize your workflows within UF’s HiPerGator AI supercomputing environment. The
RC Training webpage lists upcoming events.

UFIT is committed to supporting the university’s researchers where they are, in Gainesville or around the globe. Please contact the Research Computing staff for assistance with our research computing portfolio of services.

ResVault is UF’s Ultra-Secure Bank for Restricted Data

UF’s ResVault meets the NIST 800-171 requirements, enabling scientists and collaborators to conduct research on restricted and confidential data. The new ResVault brochure is now online.

“We worked with UFIT to develop a robust environment that meets the very strict federal information security guidelines,” says Roland Estrella, clinical research manager for the Department of Health Outcomes and Biomedical Informatics. “The ResVault environment provides authorized users with on-demand access to linked data from multiple state agencies and has the capacity to process billions of medical and administrative records.”

Think of ResVault as a bank vault for restricted data. Like a bank, account holders can purchase a “safety deposit box” to store valuables. That box is a highly controlled environment where only authenticated, authorized users can work on the restricted data stored there. ResVault also has significant privacy protocols that protect what’s stored there from other customers and staff. When you want to access data stored in your ResVault, you have your own secure area to privately do so.

Researchers who would like to use ResVault may contact Brian Parks, Senior Information Systems Operations Analyst with UFIT Research Computing.