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Highly competent technical staff and students are available on a short, mid and long-term basis to provide dedicated support for departmental and externally funded research.

RCC staff and students can quickly advance the technical portions of sponsored research, because they are already familiar with local and regional computing and data storage infrastructure.

Grant writing assistance#

RCC staff provide no-charge assistance writing grant proposals including facilities statements, budget justifications, and other information needed. We also make recommendations on appropriate hardware, software, and staffing requirements to support computational and data intensive research. In addition, RCC staff purchase, install, and maintain computing, storage and software systems.

Free and paid support#

RCC offers both free and paid support and assistance for your research objectives. While individual needs and categories are generally assessed on a case-by-case basis, we generally adhere to the guidelines outlined below to determine the difference between free and paid service levels.

If you have any questions about support and consulting, please contact RCC support.

Guidelines for free consulting#

Individual needs vary and are generally assessed on a case-by-base basis. However, we will always provide free assistance for the following:

  • Assistance with writing grant proposals
  • Advice on modifying pre-existing code and workflows to work efficiently on HPC systems
  • Assistance with setting up RCC User accounts
  • Assistance with getting up and running on HPC using Slurm, Open OnDemand, and the command-line interface
  • Providing simple tips, pointers, and links to documentation and tutorials to assist with learning
  • Offering periodic RCC workshops for broad audiences
  • Assisting with, and advice on, writing simple data acquisition and cleaning scripts

Guidelines for paid consulting#

Paid consulting is $55/hour. If you are interested in paid consulting, please submit a request to set up a consultation meeting. General use-cases for paid consulting are below:

  • Substantial reworking, refactoring, or rewriting code
  • Improving or repairing non-functioning code
  • Writing software from scratch
  • Anything above and beyond the free services listed above

More information#

You can find more information in the ITS Service Catalog.