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Research Continuity Resources for Computation & Analytics

Scientists working in a lab

Many research labs at Stanford have shut down operations due to the pandemic. As a result, your research work and the way you work likely have been disrupted. Perhaps you no longer have access to tools and instruments that you relied on. Or maybe you are using this time to analyze data you had been collecting, or want to scale up your models and analyses in new ways.  Or your research team may have shifted its focus to COVID-19 related investigations.  Research Computing and campus partners are ready to help meet your computation and data challenges during this time - and after.

To give us an overview of your needs, please take a few minutes to complete this survey:     

A consultant or engineer will then contact you to discuss options and help your lab move forward quickly.  In addition to local Stanford resources, we can help you with cloud platforms and national supercomputers.

If you are doing COVID-19 related research, there are a number of local and external resources available to you today.

Stanford Computing Resources and Clusters

Introduction to the Sherlock High Performance Computing  cluster

Guide to transferring data on Sherlock

Oak - a storage platform for research data guide

The Nero high risk data computing environment

Stanford Genetics/Bioinformatics Cluster (SCG)

Farmshare Instructional and Small-scale Research system

Introduction to HPC class

National Large-Scale Computing Resources

NSF XSEDE (Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment) Systems and Services - take a look at the many resources and services offered through XSEDE.  Research Computing has allocations on most of the compute systems and we can help onboard you to those.  Just send an email to

Open Science Grid- a national, distributed computing partnership for data-intensive research