Washington University Information Technology’s Research Infrastructure Services’ mission is to facilitate discovery of knowledge and enhance educational opportunities by providing secure, sustainable, scalable, and integrated research technology services in a collaborative and diverse environment.

What We Do

Consulting & Engagement 

Data Storage Platform

Scientific Compute Platform

Research Applications and Services

Service Health: All RIS services are operational.

Data Storage Platform

The data storage platform is a scalable, high-performance and distributed storage infrastructure with an integrated long-term archive. Enhancing the rate of discovery, there are many enterprise level features to facilitate data analysis, management, curation, and retention. All faculty involved in research have access to 5TB of free storage.

Scientific Compute Platform

The scientific compute platform provides WashU research faculty access to computing resources and a “batch job scheduler” that runs large-scale, parallel computing tasks with access to many CPU and GPU cores, large amounts of RAM, high-speed networks, and high-performance storage systems.


Globus is a non-profit service for secure, reliable research data management. With Globus, subscribers can move, share, & discover data via a single interface – whether your files live on a supercomputer, lab cluster, tape archive, public cloud or your laptop, you can manage this data from anywhere, using your existing identities, via just a web browser.​


WashU ELN (electronic laboratory notebook,) powered by LabArchives, is a cloud-based research data collaboration and management tool. It makes organizing, storing and sharing lab data fast, simple and accessible on all digital platforms.


REDCap (Research Electronic Data Capture) is a free, secure web application for building and managing online surveys and databases. Its secure method of flexible yet robust data collection is geared specifically to support online or offline data capture for research studies and operations.