Research Applications and Services represents the collection of research-focused applications that RIS operates or supports on behalf of external customers. Each application might be considered a service unto itself, but we attempt to provide a common framework of abstraction such that some measure of consistency is associated with all applications.


RIS customers within WashU are able to receive technical support in the lifecycle of a given application, where that might include the design, architecture, construction, deployment, management of an application to serve the research mission of Washington University.

Some Supported Applications

  • Globus – Globus provides a secure, unified interface to your research data. Use Globus to ‘fire and forget’ high-performance data transfers between systems within and across organizations.
  • LabArchivescloud-based electronic lab notebooks.
  • REDCap – browser-based, metadata-driven EDC software and workflow methodology for designing clinical and translational research databases.
  • ITSM Under Development – a service management portal that will allow researchers or designated roles access to billing, provisioning and change management services.