Embedded Research Computing Support

Service Description

Embedded research computing support at Columbia research groups or centers by Columbia University Information Technology (CUIT).
Status: 
Active

Make a Request

Make a Request: 

To discuss creating an embedded research computing support position, please send email to rcs@columbia.edu.

The cost includes embedded staff salary support. The salary of the embedded research computing support position is paid with research group or center funds. Personnel management conforms to CUIT policies and procedures.

Support Contact

Service Support Contact: 

Please send email to rcs@columbia.edu to ask questions or report an issue.

Additional Information

Additional Information: 

Research Computing Services (RCS) includes staff who act as embedded research computing support to Columbia research groups or centers.

A Research Systems Engineer or similar position reports on a day-to-day basis to the head of the research group or center, and has an office on-site. The embedded staff person is a member of Research Computing Services (RCS), is supervised by the RCS Manager, and meets weekly with the RCS Manager and team. The services provided are tailored to the needs of the research group or center, and may include research computing support tasks such as desktop/laptop support for researchers involving specialized research applications, guidance on computing-related portions of grant proposals, and assistance with restricted or sensitive research data issues.


Departments can have more specialized service with RCS staff embedded in a department.

This service is available to Columbia research groups or research centers during regular business hours. Participation is subject to reaching an agreement with CUIT regarding the job responsibilities of the embedded research computing support position.