Research Computing

Research Computing offers researchers a wide range of support and services including technical consultation and quotes for research grant applications, network and data security, access to HPC systems and storage, network accounts, hardware and software quotes, and installation.


ARC supports the high-performance computing and data management needs of UBC researchers on both the Vancouver and Okanagan campuses, including consultation, expertise, and access to cyberinfrastructure.

Research Computing Services

Research Computing Services provides direct support to the UBC Okanagan campus, including ongoing research IT support, hardware & software setup, installation, troubleshooting and configuration.

Research Grant Support

Research IT Support is committed to the support of research on campus and is ready to assist on any research grant. Should you require technical assistance or consultation at any stage or your research grant, you can submit a ticket here, or contact one of our specialists below:

Research Proposals: IT Infrastructure, Solutions and Quoting

Conor English
Project Manager, Research Computing Services
250.807.8573 |

Operational and Technical Support

Olivier Dube
Systems Administrator II, Research Computing Services
250.807.9290 |


Consultation and Quotes

  • UBC Okanagan Research Computing provides researchers with technical consultation on research projects as well as quotes for hardware and software.
  • Technical consultation on research projects
  • Technical quote preparation for research grant applications including in-kind and cash contributions of hardware, software, and services
  • Installation, support and maintenance of software and hardware
  • Unique support solutions for specialized instrumentation and computer hardware
  • Range of private research networks for security and performance
  • Network accounts for research assistants and technicians
  • Secure data storage environments
  • Secure data removal and project closure procedures


Lifecycle Management

Research IT Support can work with researchers throughout the many stages of the research lifecycle. Depending on the type of research being conducted the support required for any particular research project can vary greatly.

Some examples of how Research Computing can assist you are given below:

Project Idea

  • Emerging technologies in IT
  • Feasibility consultation
  • Resources available
  • Web hosting

Project Grant Application

  • Consultation on required equipment
  • Hardware and software quotes including Cash Contributions
  • Description of purpose of hardware and software required


  • Workstation and server installations and configurations
  • Network, firewall, accounts, etc.
  • Wiring, backups, remote access
  • Collaborate with hardware vendors on installation for specialized devices

Data Acquisition

  • Shared online folders and access to online tools
  • Secure storage facilities
  • Implement any special requirements

Data Analysis

  • Advanced collaboration environments
  • Access to many online collaboration tools
  • Access to many site licenses available for research

Data Dissemination

  • Advanced collaboration environments
  • Access to many online collaboration tools
  • Shared online folders and access to online tools

Project Closure

  • Reallocating or disposal of hardware according to granting agency guidelines
  • Archiving of data
  • Remove or disable user accounts


Research Computing has a strong relationship with other HPC consortia that offer a number of powerful tools for researchers. In addition to relationships with other HPC consortia, institutions, and organizations, we are also available for partnerships in research grants.

  • Local representation for WestGrid
  • Information on HPC seminars and special events
  • Point of contact for ComputeCanada and other major HPC consortia

To access Research Computing support, enter a help-desk ticket below:

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