Research Tools (ITS for embed)

  • Research Cyberinfrastructure: Penn State provides researchers and faculty with a variety of services and tools to help enable and aid them in their work. Here you will find all technologies, platforms, and services available at Penn State in Research Computing, Research Cyberinfrastructure, and Research Data. 
  • Shared Governance of Research Computing and Cyberinfastructure: Penn State approaches the governance of Research Computing and CyberInfrastructure (RCCI) in a unique manner, utilizing a shared approach that engages faculty, IT professionals, and administrators from across the University, and providing a structure through which researchers can elevate their questions, suggestions, and problems to the highest levels of the University.
  • Institute for Computational and Data Sciences (ICDS): One of five interdisciplinary research institutes within Penn State’s Office of the Vice President for Research, the Institute for Computational and Data Sciences (ICDS) helps researchers team up to develop and apply innovative, high performance computation methods. 
  • Research Network: The Research Network gives faculty access to secure, high-performance research data transfers. Learn more about the service on the Frequently Asked Questions page. 
  • Research at Penn State: The Office of the Senior Vice President for Research supports a rigorous program of faculty and student research and creative accomplishment by enhancing the environment for scholarly and artistic endeavors, encouraging the highest quality standards, and fostering ethical conduct in research. 
  • Qualtrics: Qualtrics is a web-based software program that enables you to create surveys to collect and analyze feedback from participants. For more information visit the Qualtrics website and contact your local IT administrator for licensing information. 
  • Library Resources: Visit the Services and Research pages on the Penn State University Libraries website to learn more about and access important research tools including data bases, e-journals, course reserves, citation guides, and data archiving and preservation 
  • Institutional Review Board Training: The Institutional Review Board (IRB) is a federally mandated entity that oversees the protection of human subjects in research. If you or your students are conducting research involving human subjects while at Penn State, you are required to be in compliance with the IRB. 
  • Cloud Computing: The Cloud Program provides access to cloud-based IT infrastructure for easy and rapid acquisition, development, and scaling of secure resources, letting you focus on your research and reduce costs. For more information visit our support website.