SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: In response to the Coronavirus epidemic, FASRC has offered to provide enhanced support to Harvard Chan School research related to COVID-19. Examples of support include help with workflow automation to improve efficiency for COVID-19 data analysis, and prioritized assistance for virtual machine requests for hosting a COVID-19 analytic tools website. For more information, please contact the FASRC team via email.

FASRC Cluster Computing

Harvard University Faculty of Arts and Sciences Research Computing (FASRC) standard services are now paid fully by the Harvard Chan School for School PIs and their research labs. Learn more about FASRC cluster computing.

Data Security

The University’s updated Harvard Research Data Security Policy (effective July 2020) supports tracking, monitoring, and compliance associated with the data security requirements for research data sets (sensitive information collected as part of research, or obtained or shared under a Data Use Agreement or sponsored award). The companion Data Safety Application is live for data safety management plan submission, review, and monitoring. Learn more about data security.

Data Management Tools & Resources

The University provides multiple resources to support data collection and appropriate data management across all stages of a research project. Learn more about data management tools & resources.

Cloud Computing

Harvard University has enterprise licenses for discounted access to cloud services from some providers. Learn more about cloud computing.

Need Help Navigating Resources?

The Harvard Chan School Research Computing Committee meets regularly to discuss the research computing needs of the School community, set policies, and help researchers navigate resources. We are also available to answer questions. Please contact Michele Sinunu.

Harvard Chan School Research Computing Committee Members:

  • Wendy Chan, Associate Director of Sponsored Programs Administration, SPA
  • Brent Coull, Professor, Department of Biostatistics
  • Deane Eastwood, Chief Information Officer, IT
  • Peter Kraft, Professor, Department of Epidemiology
  • Patrick O’Neill, Director of Research Administration, SPA
  • Matt Ronn, Director of Infrastructure Services, IT
  • Andy Ross, Senior Information Security Manager, IT
  • Michele Sinunu (chair), Director of Research Platforms, ORSD