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Connect with Researchers Anywhere in the World

Whether your research team is on campus, working remotely in the U.S., or on assignment overseas, Pitt IT offers tools for connecting and collaborating.


Supporting Research with LabArchives—Even During a Pandemic

“Having all student data online and organized in LabArchives during the COVID-19 shutdown has been wildly helpful for outlining manuscripts and grants.”
- Tina Sumpter, PhD, Research Assistant Professor, Dermatology

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Personalize Your Computing

Let Pitt IT guide you to the best combination of storage, access, and cost—from copious offerings on campus, in the cloud, or a hybrid approach.


Electronic Research Notebooks (Lab Archives)

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Online Survey System (Qualtrics)

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Enterprise Data Transfer Service (Globus)

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Secure Access

Pitt Information Technology proactively monitors the University's network to identify potential security threats and quickly respond to security issues. Pitt IT ensures the University's computing environment, and your research inside it, is protected from cyberthreats such as viruses, Trojan horses, hackers, and other security threats.

PittNet VPN

Working Remotely with PittNet VPN

Access to the vast majority of University resources does not require use of the PittNet VPN. However, some restricted University resources can only can be accessed from the University’s network, like departmental file servers, research environments, and workstations located on campus.


On-Demand Courses Curated for Pitt Researchers

Want to learn more about technology tools, but not sure where to start? Check out these course Collections of particular interest to researchers, compiled by Pitt IT.


Get Free and Discounted Research Software

Browse dozens of software titles that can help you with data analysis, molecular modeling, and more. Many of these tools come at no or discounted costs to you as a researcher at the University of Pittsburgh.

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Guidance and Resources

Research Restart Resources

The Office of the Senior Vice Chancellor for Research provides guidance and resources to help the research community navigate the COVID-19 pandemic research restart. As the University adjusts to the situation, the research restart page will be updated often, and individuals are urged to check often for the latest information.

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Technology Help Desk

IT Support Whenever You Need It

Pitt IT is always available to help with any issues or question—24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Get fast and friendly technical support how and when you want it—including holidays—via phone, an online form, email, or live chat.