Researcher Tools and Services

 

Commonly used OIT tools, services, and resources for researchers. To view all services, browse all tools and services.

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Remote Access VPN

Category: IT Security OIT - Categories OIT - Type of software Productivity and Business Remote Access Software VPN or remote access Audience: Faculty Researchers Staff Students Cost: Free
When connecting from off-campus, there are several remote options based on your needs. Please note that you will be prompted for multi-factor authentication through Duo during login to the VPN or VMware Horizon for remote access.
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Single Sign On (SSO)

Category: OIT - Categories OIT - Type of software Remote Access Audience: Faculty Staff Students Cost: Free
Authentication services to university units for departmental or campuswide applications that require the authentication of users based on their affiliation with the university.



Equipment Tools and Resources

AV Equipment

Category: Billing Classroom Support Instructional Technology OIT - Categories OIT - Type of software Room Scheduling Audience: Faculty Staff Students Cost: See extended details for service rates
Audiovisual (AV) equipment can be checked out for classroom use or other events on campus by submitting a request through the EMS room scheduling system.
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AV Services

Category: Billing Classroom Support Instructional Technology OIT - Categories OIT - Type of software Audience: Faculty Staff Students Cost: See extended details for service rates
Audiovisual services can be scheduled for classroom and event support including AV technical assist and setup and / or AV staffing for the duration of your event.
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Equipment Rentals

Category: Billing Classroom Support Computer and Device Support Instructional Technology Productivity and Business Room Scheduling Audience: Faculty Researchers Staff Students Cost: See extended details for service rates
You can rent various IT and computer equipment for your classroom and business needs. Some equipment can be rented through the EMS system, other equipment needs to be rented onsite with OIT directly.
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Technology Resources

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BioRender

Category: OIT - Categories OIT - Type of software Scientific Illustration Software Audience: Faculty Researchers Staff Students Cost: $190.00 per year
BioRender is a web-based program that helps you create scientific figures up to 50x faster than traditional tools. The tool combines a library of more than 50,000 scientifically accurate, expert-validated life science icons and templates with intuitive drag-and-drop functionality. To request a license, scroll down to the access information in the full description.
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GitHub Enterprise

Category: OIT - Type of software Productivity and Business Statistical and Mathematical Audience: Faculty Researchers Staff Cost: Free
GitHub is a code repository service that allows developers to store, control, and share their code in a centralized location. OIT, in partnership with all other CU campuses, supports and manages a cloud-based GitHub Enterprise license as well as a CU Denver | Anschutz dedicated GitHub Organization. This service allows university developers (staff and faculty) to create, manage and leverage Public, Internal and Private GitHub Repositories.

Google Cloud Platform

Category: Cloud Computing Productivity and Business Audience: Professional Research Assistant Researchers Cost: Pricing structure varies
Google Cloud Platform (GCP) is a suite of cloud computing services providing a series of modular cloud services including computing, data storage, data analytics and machine learning. It also provides infrastructure as a service, platform as a service, and serverless computing environments.
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Hard Drive Disposal

Category: Computer and Device Support Audience: Faculty Researchers Staff Cost: Free
Old or unused hard drives from redundant obsolete computers, retired servers, unused flash drives and photocopiers can be disposed of by submitting a request to Facilities Management using the EMS Reservation system.
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High Performance Computing (HPC)

Category: Computer and Device Support OIT - Categories OIT - Type of software Productivity and Business Audience: Faculty Researchers Staff Students Cost: Free
OIT and the School of Medicine (SOM) are partnering with CU Boulder Research Computing (CURC) to provide compute resources for researchers on the CU Anschutz campus.
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Microsoft 365

Category: Office 365 OIT - Categories OIT - Type of software Productivity and Business Software Audience: Faculty Staff Students Cost: Free
Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, OneDrive, Outlook and more, Microsoft 365 is a suite of productivity, storage, multi-media and business applications that allows you to collaborate and share your work across campus, teams and classes.
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Network Services

Category: Billing Computer and Device Support OIT - Categories OIT - Type of software Operating Systems Remote Access Remote Access Audience: Faculty Staff Students Cost: See extended details for service rates
This service request provides wired and wireless computer access to the university's data network. This connectivity allows access to the Internet and to university-managed network-dependent resources (such as servers and applications). *Need to be on VPN or campus network to access button link
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Pager Services

Category: Billing OIT - Categories OIT - Type of software Phones Productivity and Business Audience: Faculty Researchers Staff Students Cost: See extended details for service rates
CU Anschutz Medical Campus has transitioned to Epic for all clinical paging activities. The Pager Desk is available to help with service cancellations.
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Remote Desktop and Thin Clients

Category: Computer and Device Support OIT - Categories OIT - Type of software Remote Access Software Audience: Faculty Staff Cost: Paid subscription for Thin Clients
Remote desktop allows access to university resources, including your regular work desktop, shared internal files, and folders by using the full downloadable VMware Horizon Client or the Horizon web client through your preferred browser. Thin Clients receive hosted desktop and application computing systems for paid subscribers at the university.
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AutoCAD

Category: OIT - Categories OIT - Type of software Scientific Illustration Software Vendor Supported Audience: Faculty Researchers Staff Students Cost: Free
AutoCAD is an application for 2D and 3D computer-aided design and drafting. Faculty and students can download AutoCAD, Revit, and other Autodesk products to their own computers from the Autodesk website.

Formstack

Category: Forms Formstack OIT - Categories OIT - Type of software Survey tools Audience: Faculty Researchers Staff Students Cost: Free
Formstack is a form building and data collection tool that can be used to accomplish a wide variety of tasks. You can build forms; configure everything from notification emails to approval workflows and form security; and view, edit, export or manipulate the data which has been submitted via your form.
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Mathematica

Category: OIT - Type of software Productivity and Business Statistical and Mathematical Audience: Faculty Staff Students Cost: Free
Helps with symbolic math, numerical calculations, graphics, programming, documenting and displaying work.

MATLAB

Category: MATLAB OIT - Categories Software Audience: Faculty Researchers Staff Students Cost: Free
MATLAB, the language of technical computing, is a programming environment for algorithm development, data analysis, visualization and numeric computation. Simulink is a graphical environment for simulation and model-based design of multi-domain dynamic and embedded systems.
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Microsoft Forms

Category: Forms Office 365 OIT - Categories OIT - Type of software Software Survey tools Audience: Faculty Researchers Staff Students Cost: Free
Microsoft Forms is a tool that allows for the easy creation of surveys, quizzes, and polls. Microsoft 365 applications are free to faculty, students and staff. The university has a Business Associate Agreement (BAA) with Microsoft that allows for secure collaboration and HIPAA compliance.
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Microsoft OneDrive for Business

Category: Office 365 OIT - Categories OIT - Type of software Onedrive Productivity and Business Software Audience: Faculty Researchers Staff Students Cost: Free
OneDrive for Business is an integral part of Microsoft 365 and provides a place in the cloud where you can store, share, and sync your work files.
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Microsoft Outlook Email

Category: Email Office 365 OIT - Categories Software Audience: Faculty Staff Students Cost: Free
All email lives in the cloud at Microsoft 365 and is accessible from any device, anywhere. Benefits of using Outlook include increased mailbox sizes limits up to 50GB, online archive to store old email up to 100GB, capability to send attachments up to 25MB and unlimited storage in the public cloud.
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Qualtrics

Category: Forms OIT - Categories OIT - Type of software Qualtrics Software Survey tools Audience: Faculty Researchers Staff Students Cost: Free
Qualtrics provides a cloud-based survey platform allowing organizations to standardize data and surveys. Qualtrics and is an approved software provider for forms that collect protected information; this includes information as part of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). All new forms that collect protected information are required to reside in Qualtrics as of January 2021.
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R and RStudio

Category: OIT - Type of software Productivity and Business Scientific Illustration Statistical and Mathematical Audience: Faculty Researchers Staff Students Cost: Free
Free software environment for statistical computing and graphics. Alternative to commercial statistical packages like SPSS, SAS, and Stata. Also available for free is RStudio, a powerful user interface for R.
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SAS

Category: OIT - Type of software Productivity and Business Statistical and Mathematical Audience: Faculty Researchers Staff Students Cost: Cost varies based on duration
Offers analysis and data modeling. Available for computers with Windows or Linux operating systems.

SPSS

Category: OIT - Type of software Productivity and Business Statistical and Mathematical Audience: Faculty Researchers Staff Students Cost: Cost varies based on duration
Offers analysis and data modeling from IBM Corporation.

STATA

Category: OIT - Type of software Productivity and Business Statistical and Mathematical Audience: Faculty Researchers Staff Students Cost: Cost varies based on duration and type
Stata manages, analyzes and graphs data. Works on a variety or platforms. It is available for purchase from the vendor. Orders are made on the STATA site. Students, faculty, and staff may order online or by phone, paying by credit card or procurement. Instructions for downloading and licensing are then sent by email.
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