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​​​​​Technology for Research

Information Technology (IT) services play a pivotal role in advancing research endeavors. These services encompass a wide array of technological solutions tailored to support the intricate demands of academic research. From robust network infrastructure to specialized software applications, IT services at DePaul provide the backbone for data collection, analysis, and dissemination across various disciplines. Through secure data storage solutions and sophisticated cybersecurity measures, DePaul’s IT services ensure the integrity and confidentiality of sensitive research data. 

  • Find out More about IT for Research: Schedule a consultation with DePaul’s Information Services (IS) team about your research, or ask for help with specific IT issues by visiting this page.
  • Research Software: Software to assist with your research, such as Adobe Creative Cloud, EndNote, NVivo, SPSS, SAS, and more are available to download to your DePaul-owned computer for free.  Find out more.
  • Specialty Software: In addition to the software mentioned above, some faculty members may need access to specialty software like ArcGIS, Esri, PyMOL, or Morningstar Direct. Specialty software can be found on computers at many Lab and Classroom locations on both campuses.
  • Get Started with Tech: Are you new to DePaul and have technology questions? Review this checklist to get the most out of technology resources at DePaul.
  • Requisition Tools, Servers, or Cloud-based Services: Need to requisition tools, servers, or cloud-based services from IS for your research? Find out more
  • REDcap: REDCap (Research Electronic Data Capture) is a secure, web-based application for building and managing online surveys and databases. REDCap was developed by Vanderbilt University, which continues to oversee its ongoing development and the implementation of new features, through the REDCap Consortium. Find out more.
  • DePaul Datacenter Infrastructure: DePaul maintains two datacenters, both capable of hosting virtual and physical systems. The primary datacenter exists in a premier colocation facility near O’Hare airport with 100% uptime guarantees. The secondary datacenter is located on DePaul’s Loop campus and is approximately 2,000 sq. ft. with 117KW of power allocated to the space.