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Research computing at UVic

Our team provides advanced research computing (ARC) services and infrastructure to UVic researchers across all disciplines. We also support researchers at institutions across the country and through international collaboration. 

How can we help?


Don't know where to start? We can help with:

  • Grant support
  • Study design
  • System infrastructure choices
  • Software development or selection

Enterprise level support

Looking for custom research solutions? We can help with:

  • Hosting your servers
  • Full service system administration
  • Secure database environments

Software for researchers

Looking for speciality research software licenses? We curated a list of software available for UVIc researchers. Includes:

  • Campus site licenses
  • Software environments running on Alliance clusters
  • Access to education pricing

About us

Largest research cloud in Canada

One of 5 federally funded research computing sites

Ultra high-speed research network

Research focused cybersecurity

Learn more about our team.

Training and support

We can help you learn more about how to use the tools that will accelerate your research. This includes offering workshops and training. Our workshops are open to all research audiences and are free of charge. You can also sign up to our mailing list to get notified about upcoming training events.

If there’s a topic you’re interested in learning about, please email us at You can also request a workshop for your department.

Territorial acknowledgement

We acknowledge and respect the lək̓ʷəŋən peoples on whose traditional territory the University of Victoria stands, and the Songhees, Esquimalt and W̱SÁNEĆ peoples whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day. 

Service provided by University Systems

University Systems provides IT services for UVic. Our department serves a diverse client base including students, faculty, staff, and world-renowned researchers. We work together to deliver technical support for the university's learning, teaching, research, and administrative activities.

You can learn more about University Systems by visiting our service catalogue.