Research IT Resources Guide launched to support IT needs of researchers

Research Information Technology Service within the Office of the Vice Provost for Research recently updated the Research IT Resources Guide, a portal that enables researchers to select appropriate IT resources for their workflows. Research IT Service collaborated closely with Vanderbilt University Information Technology and the Advanced Computing Center for Research and Education to build the portal to direct researchers to the wide range of IT resources at Vanderbilt University.

“I particularly want to thank Associate Director of Research IT Lindsey Fox for leading the collaboration with VUIT to create the Research IT Resources Guide,” Vice Provost for Research Padma Raghavan said. “I encourage all our faculty to explore this guide at the earliest opportunity to find out more about the many resources they can leverage to advance their research.”

Researchers navigate through the Research IT Resources Guide by selecting from primary topics:

  • Data acquisition
  • Custom programing solutions
  • Data storage
  • Cybersecurity
  • Data analysis
  • Training and education
  • Research data governance
  • Computation

After selecting a topic, researchers answer a series of questions that lead them to the IT office best equipped to serve their needs.

The Research IT Resources Guide is designed to supplement end-to-end workflows so that researchers have a one-stop shop for all things research IT-related. Researchers are welcome to schedule one-on-one consultations with Research IT Service to discuss specific questions and topics not included in the portal. Please email

In addition to the Research IT Resources Guide, Research IT Service also offers Software Engineer for Hire and Consultation Services, designed to support faculty who need on-demand research software development. These resources aim to help faculty develop research IT solutions, especially with data-intensive workflows while also enabling shared technology experts to add value to multiple research programs throughout the university.