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Research

High Performance Computing & Data Analysis

WVU High Performance Computing (HPC) services provides over 3,500 cores of compute power and ~1PB of storage to support computationally intensive research. Researchers can solve complex equations and problems using applications that require high bandwidth and high computational capabilities. Many of these resources are offered at no charge. Learn more about HPC here.

MATLAB is offered free to any WVU researcher using the HPC clusters. A full list of data-analysis software and data visualization tools that ITS offers through HPC is available here.

Grant Administration

Kuali Coeus (WVU+kc) is the electronic research administration tool the University uses for research compliance, submission of external and internal funding proposals, administration of externally-funded awards and to send electronic funding notifications. 

High Speed Internet

The WVU Research Exchange (REX) is a dedicated "express lane" network for research data traffic within WVU's larger network. REX enables high-performance data flows to and from several buildings and labs across campus. Learn more about REX or request access here.

WVU is also a member of Internet2, a not-for-profit advanced networking consortium for U.S. universities, in cooperation with leading corporations, government agencies, laboratories and other institutions of higher learning, regional and state research and education networks and national research and education networking organizations representing over 50 countries.

Data Storage & Data Access

WVU’s Research Computing Group offers multiple storage options. For project specific-storage, HPC users have access to more than 400 TB FREE storage and can also purchase group storage on the cluster that will allow data to be easily shared between researchers. Additionally, long-term data storage options are offered through our partnership with the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center.

To access your research data when working off-campus, ITS provides the ability to connect remotely to campus computers, network drives, and work stations using a tool called MasterApps (Citrix).

IBM Watson

Watson is an IBM cognitive computing system that solves problems and answers questions by using advanced natural language processing, information retrieval, knowledge representation, automated reasoning and machine-learning technologies (often referred to as artificial intelligence). Watson sorts Big Data to filter out noise and identify specific resources that can help researchers find the right answer to a question. Watson is free for WVU faculty, staff and students.

Sensitive and Protected Data

All investigators should be cognizant of the data protections surrounding their research projects. Projects subject to federal regulations such as HIPAA or Export Administration Regulations (EAR), must be securely stored. Sponsors or data owners may also require specific protections for data sets they are providing for your project and request that you store the data in a particular way. Meeting data protection requirements may add additional time and costs to your project. Contact Information Security at infosec@mail.wvu.edu, or contact your college IT department to discuss stored options for your project. Learn more about securing Sensitive data here.

Survey Software

Qualtrics software is available to faculty and staff for developing, administering and analyzing the results of surveys. Get access at the Qualtrics login page. Results can be summarized in reports or exported to Excel for further processing. Statistical software that can be licensed through SLIC are SAS, JMP, and SPSS.

NOTE: Qualtrics should not be used to collect personally identifiable data subject to HIPAA.

WVU Repository of Scholarly Documents

wvuScholar is a portal to WVU graduate, undergraduate, faculty and administrative research collections. The institutional repository includes eTD (Electronic Theses and Dissertations), eHT (Electronic Honors Theses), and eSRA (Electronic Scholarly Resources Archive).