Research at the University of Arkansas

Technology plays a pivotal role in the creation of new knowledge and creative activities. The University of Arkansas is committed to supporting researchers by providing the following tools to aid in their pursuit of academic discovery.

Research Computing

The Arkansas High Performance Computing Center (AHPCC) is the university's core research facility, providing high-performance computing hardware, storage and support services, including training and education to enable computationally intensive research.

Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) is a virtual system that scientists around the world can use to interactively share computing resources, data and expertise.

The Nebula cloud computing platform is an on-campus service that offers secure and resizable computing, storage and networking resources for research, software development and testing.

Research Data

Data Carpentry provides training on discipline-specific data types and how to manage them, with particular concentrations in ecology, genomics, geospatial data and social science.

Gartner provides objective IT-related research and insights on tools, trends and topics of interest to enterprise scale organizations.

University Libraries: Research Data Management contains information about data management plans, data curation, data sources and other data-related topics.

Qualtrics is the university's official online survey tool.

Collaboration Tools

IT Services provides support for collaboration with colleagues on other campuses, including:

  • Eduroam provides secure wireless access to visitors from participating institutions and makes wireless access available to UARK users when traveling to participating institutions.
  • UARK Central Login allows researchers to access applications at other member institutions using a UARK username and password as part of the university's membership in the InCommon Federation, operated by Internet2. Currently, University of Arkansas users can access using UARK Central Login. 
  • Videoconferencing allows researchers to initiate, conduct or participate in one-to-one or one-to-many  at no cost from a desktop or mobile device in permanent room setups or elsewhere on campus using a portable endpoint.

Research Support and Consulting

The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (RSSP) assists investigators with the process of finding funding sources, submitting proposals and managing awards.

Research Data Services (RDS) offers statistical software support, research database support, and one-on-one consultation and assistance with research methods and analysis.


HPC University (HPCU) is a virtual organization whose primary goal is to provide a cohesive, persistent and sustainable online environment to share educational and training materials for a continuum of high performance computing (HPC) environments that span desktop computing capabilities to the highest-end of computing facilities offered by HPC centers.

Software Carpentry teaches researchers in science, engineering, medicine and related disciplines the computing skills they need to get more done in less time and with less pain.

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