IT Services for Researchers

Research Cyberinfrastructure go to website

Penn State provides researchers and faculty with a variety of services and tools to help enable and aid them in their work. Here you will find all technologies, platforms, and services available at Penn State in Research Computing, Research Cyberinfrastructure, and Research Data.

Institute for Computational and Data Sciences (ICDS) go to website

One of five interdisciplinary research institutes within Penn State’s Office of the Vice President for Research, the Institute for Computational and Data Sciences helps researchers team up to develop and apply innovative, high performance computation methods.

Research at Penn State go to website

The Office of the Senior Vice President for Research supports a rigorous program of faculty and student research and creative accomplishment by enhancing the environment for scholarly and artistic endeavors, encouraging the highest quality standards, and fostering ethical conduct in research.

Additional Research Supportgo to website

The ServiceNow catalog of research services provides additional IT support for research. Services include research computing support by campus location, college-specific support, and lab management systems. Not all areas have been onboarded to ServiceNow, so if you don’t see your college listed, please contact your IT administrator to see a full portfolio of the services available.

IT Learning and Developmentgo to website

IT Learning and Development (ITLD) provides free, online, in-person, and personalized training resources for Penn State students, faculty, and staff members.

Software at Penn State go to website

Penn State offers staff and faculty members a comprehensive catalog of professional software—including Office 365 and Adobe Creative Cloud— at no additional cost or at a reduced price.

Video Conferencing go to website

Video conferencing is a powerful tool to communicate between colleges and campuses with colleagues and students. Penn State offers high-quality video conferencing through Zoom at no additional cost to all students, faculty, and staff members.

Linkedin Learning go to website

Penn State students, faculty, and staff members have free access to thousands of high-quality video tutorials from Lynda.com covering such topics as communications skills, web development, Adobe Creative Cloud, and more. Simply log in to linkedinlearing.psu.edu with your Penn State user ID and password to get started.

Yammer go to website

Yammer is an online social network connecting coworkers throughout Penn State. Yammer works with other Office 365 applications to enable users to create communities of practice, share files, create interest- or department-specific groups, discuss ideas, or share workplace updates.

Cloud Storage

Penn State students, faculty, and staff members have access to two cloud storage systems to store and share files, data, and information. The first option is Box, a system used widely across the University, which makes sharing files with colleagues and peers easy. Log in to box.psu.edu to get started.

OneDrive, a Microsoft product, is another option that works seamlessly with Office 365 to increase productivity when using other Microsoft products. OneDrive’s prevalence outside of Penn State makes sharing documents, photos, and projects with organizations or people outside of the University effortless. Log into Office 365 to get started.

Get IT Support

Penn State IT is always here to help you access trainings, download software, develop new ideas, or answer any general questions about technology at the University.

Stay in the Know

Penn State IT is constantly updating its services and campus software. To stay up to date on all the exciting improvements IT is making, IT-related news, or service announcements, follow us @PennStateIT on Twitter and @PennStateIT on Facebook.