Many additional resources are provided by UW-Madison Cores. See the Directory of Resources for Researchers for an up-to-date, navigable compilation.

Provides user and location information about 3D printing services across the UW-Madison campus. There are informal training courses or courses that can be taken for credit.

A crowdsourcing tool that enables Requesters (e.g. individuals, researchers, labs) to obtain information and feedback from Workers performing HITs (i.e. people who make money performing Human Intelligence Tasks).

An on-line system for preparing, submitting, reviewing, and managing applications for research oversight at the University of Wisconsin – Madison.

The Biophysics Instrumentation Facility (BIF) provides access to instrumentation focused on the study of conformations, activities and assembly of biological and other macromolecules.

The Biochemistry Optical Core provides instrumentation for super-resolution light microscopic imaging. Assistance is available for designing experiments and the development of grants and manuscripts for these techniques.

The National Magnetic Resonance Facility at Madison can assist with techology research and development, service and collaborations, training, and dissemination.

Provides a platform to all UW-Madison faculty and staff for supporting synchronous web-based sessions. It offers a suite of easy to use features that are common in many web conferencing solutions.

Provides unlimited free storage and enables collaboration with people on and off campus. Box works across many devices and integrates with applications like G Suite (formerly Google Apps) and Microsoft Office. The Box Terms of Service outlines appropriate uses for Box.

Assists in the statistical aspects of research projects including, but not limited to, project development, grant writing, experimental design, data analyses, interpretation of results, and writing of reports.

Enables the use of the NetID login service for campus-facing applications and services. It is available to Students, Faculty, Staff, Researchers, Departments, and Guests.

Provides shared, scalable, secure data centers, servers, storage, and backup. CCI also provides IT consulting to help ensure the IT services meet your needs and can broker a wide variety of other IT services such as networking, security, website, and databases.

No-charge software through the Campus Software Library.

Also see the Campus Apps Catalog.

Provides a forum for the presentation and discussion of technology issues as well as technology-related activities as they apply to the needs of campus IT staff. It is also a place to explore campus policy and technology issues.

Web-based system for submission of applications via

Actively engaged in bringing the IT resources of this campus together to achieve service excellence. The CIO Office is working to define shared priorities, align resources to support them, foster a culture of both collaboration and communication within the IT community, and deliver IT services that help us deliver on the Wisconsin Idea. Their web resources include campus IT policy guides as well as security training and guides. The CIO Office has several initiatives to improve the campus research computing infrastructure.

Provides computer scientists with various topologies of physical network, compute, and storage resources for research into cloud computing configurations. Researchers come to CloudLab to build their own clouds and experiment with new architectures.

Provides online training classes and certifications for IRB and Effort Reporting including:

  • The Basics of Effort Reporting
  • Human Subjects Protection
  • Good Clinical Practice
  • Stem Cell Online Training
  • IRB Member Training

A partner of Software Carpentry designed to teach basic concepts, skills, and tools for working more effectively with data. Workshops teach researchers to retrieve, view, manipulate, analyze and store their’s and other’s data in an open, reproducible, and domain-specific way.

Coordinates existing resources and expertise around a campus-wide data science strategy.

Connects researchers and resources with each other.

Collaborates to build community, develop new capacities, and pursue new lines of inquiry.

A searchable compilation of UW-Madison Research Core equipment, resources, and services for researchers within the biological sciences, physical sciences, social sciences, arts and humanities. This service is maintained by the Office of Campus Research Cores.

Provides a self-assessment tool for graduate students that allows them to advance their academic and professional goals. A customized report is developed with recommendations to strengthen your ability in nine predetermined areas.

Offers hundreds of opportunities annually for people to experience the vibrancy of UW-Madison science. Through a partnership with the Morgridge Institute and the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF), these programs range from hands-on programs for school children to a four-day statewide science festival that showcases UW-Madison people and ideas.

Provides services such as Lean Startup, mentorship, strategy and team building, and funding. The initiative is intended to provide UW-Madison faculty, staff, and students with access to resources to help transform ideas and discoveries into products and companies.

Provides computer technology services to the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a more limited set of services to UW System and other units of State government. DoIT delivers desktop, server, and mainframe computing services and supports networks, and other functions.

Create, review, and share data management plans that meet institutional and funder requirements. RDS offers guidance on this service.

Offers laptop, 4G modem, and projector equipment rentals on a daily, weekly, monthly or semester basis to UW-Madison faculty, staff, departments and students. A valid UW-Madison ID is required.

The largest in-house printing operation within the State of Wisconsin government. They can print any item you need from booklets to posters to custom textbooks (saddle stitched and perfect bound) and course packets.

A range of free technology training and project support options for registered UW-Madison students. Faculty and staff can also take advantage of STS by coordinating custom technology workshops for their student groups.

Provides a community test and production web hosting environment for UW-Madison and its affiliates. They host accounts at four service levels designed to suit diverse hosting needs including free hosting of static websites.

Reviews all human research protocols in accordance with federal regulations, state laws, and local and University policies. The IRB is composed of members from various disciplines within the education, social, and behavioral sciences, as well as community members.

The means of providing assurance to sponsors that salaries charged to sponsored projects are reasonable in relation to the work performed, and faculty and staff have met their commitments to sponsored projects.

A cloud-based tool to manage, record, and document research data, efforts, processes, and procedures. UW-Madison provides LabArchives ELN services to faculty, researchers, staff, graduate students, and undergraduate students for performing research activities.

Ensures the health and safety of people, buildings, and the natural environment at UW-Madison and associated facilities. They offer professional services, technical expertise, strong partnerships and regulatory oversight through various programs.

Assures all members of UW Madison meet their obligation to determine how export controls might apply to their activities and ensure export control compliance. Violation of export control laws can potentially lead to severe criminal and/or civil sanctions for the individual who violates the law.

An interactive real-time system used to conduct NSF business over the Internet.

Oversees the possession, use, and transfer of biological select agents and toxins, which have the potential to pose a severe threat to public, animal, or plant health or to animal or plant products.

RSP’s maintained page for finding funding sources.

Provides a suite of Google Apps that are available to the UW-Madison community. This includes Drive, Sites (Hosted Websites for Labs or Events), Hangouts, Groups, Contacts, and Google+. These apps facilitate collaboration with other students, staff members, researchers, and faculty members. Google Drive provides unlimited storage with a limit of 5 TB per file. Additional information is available through IT at UW-Madison.

Reviews all human research protocols in accordance with federal regulations, state laws, and local and University policies. The HS-IRBs office maintains a step-by-step Guide for New Investigators to help anyone new to the process of submitting an application.

Provides investigators informatics support in the field of bioinformatics and clinical/health research. Assists ICTR investigators during project conceptualization, grant submission, and deployment of secure data storage and processing methods. Housed at the UW and at Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation, ICTR BMI can assist you with collaborations, consultations, operations, and research and development for your clinical and translational research studies.

ICTR Members (free membership) and Carbone Cancer Center

Provide biostatistical support/collaboration during the design, conduct, and analysis phases of your clinical and translational research projects. BARD statisticians are involved in research planning and experimental design, proposal development, data analysis, interpretation, and presentation of results.

Forms partnerships with the outreach infrastructure of WARF’s Town Center, Morgridge, and other campus and national organizations to establish bridges among scientists, professional communicators, and members of the public. Offers training programs in effective science communication, public discourse, and media representation. Facilitates campus-wide, community, and national discussions about illuminating discovery, science and engineering research, the role of science and technology in society, and the image of scientists, engineers, and mathematicians.

Part of a national consortium of research institutes with the common goal of accelerating discoveries toward better health. Members have access to resources such as biostatistics and biomedical informatics consultations, scientific editing, and community engagement and research services, as well as to the Clinical Research Unit at UW Hospital and Clinics (UWHC) and to discounted laboratory and imaging services. ICTR also provides the data management resources REDCap and OnCore.

Contact ICTR Client Services Staff for more information on their services.

ICTR Members (free membership) primarily from Schools of Medicine and Public Health, Nursing, Veterinary Medicine, Pharmacy, and the College of Engineering

Develops tools and services for finding, filtering, and presenting online information and metadata. The Scout research team creates practical web-based information and software solutions for educators, librarians, and researchers through standalone and collaborative projects.

A platform for easily creating, displaying, sharing, and managing web-based knowledge documents. It is designed to provide constituents within the University of Wisconsin-Madison and other institutions of higher education with a central location for storing and maintaining knowledge.

A full library of self-study software tutorials available anytime, anywhere. Available to UW-Madison Faculty, Staff, and Students at no cost.

Designed to gather, distribute, and preserve digital materials related to the University of Wisconsin’s research and instructional mission. Content, which is deposited directly by UW faculty and staff, may include research papers and reports, pre-prints and post-prints, conference papers and presentations, and more.

Unites researchers who generate large data sets to understand the complex relationships between genes, environment, and life experience. Such multi-omics data are derived from diverse biological sources and include genomics, epigenomics, proteomics, metabolomics, metagenomics, and transcriptomics.

Is a portal that provides access to information resources that are tailored to each individual’s specific role on campus. The portal can be customized to suit one’s individual needs. A UW-Madison NetID is required to access the portal, but Guest NetIDs can also be obtained.

Anyone with a NetID

Provides access to state-of-the-art solvers in various numerical optimization categories. The Network-Enabled Optimization System (NEOS) servers are hosted by UW-Madison and there are remote solvers across the world. It is a free internet-based service.

Off-campus software training services offered through New Horizons. Courses are available at a discount for UW faculty and staff. Training will be offered online and in-person.

Oversees more than $1 billion in annual research expenditures, administers 17 cross-campus research and service centers, and maintains oversight of the Graduate School. Vice Chancellor Mailick’s leadership team consists of faculty and staff members representing the various disciplines of research and graduate education, including administration, physical sciences, biological sciences, social studies and arts and humanities. In addition, an extensive network of operational support is in place to support the office’s mission.

Provides a repository of information on over 11,000 software tools and packages useful for OMICS analysis. OMICtools is designed to help experimental researchers find appropriate tools for their needs; help developers stay up to date and avoid redundancy; help funding agencies to ensure that the submitted projects are high value-added.

Provides 1 TB of cloud storage through Office 365. OneDrive facilitates collaboration and file sharing between UW-Madison faculty, staff, and students.

Collaborative writing and publishing system designed to make the whole process of writing, editing and producing scientific papers much quicker for both authors and publishers. It features online collaborative rich text editing, integrated, streamlined publishing, and editorial and peer review in the cloud.

A dashboard of your personalized research administration, compliance, and training information. The PI Portal also provides an on-ramp to necessary electronic tools with direct links to your records and a quick reference guide with essential information about key topics.

Principal Investigators and people with delegated viewing rights

Helps researchers navigate and comply with the public access to publications requirement of most federal awards and an increasing number of private funder grants. The PAS provides consultation, training and direct submission services.

Research consulting, workshops, and instructional support focused on the use of Qualitative Data Analysis tools. Provided by the Media, Education Resources & Information Technology (MERIT) Library, they also support researchers in the area of data preparation for qualitative analysis.

Web-based survey service that allows the campus community to easily create surveys, collect and store data, and produce reports. The UW-Madison Qualtrics Survey Hosting Service website also contains information on:

Recovers analog and digital data from obsolete or deteriorating media. RADD can rescue VHS videocassettes (any speed), print books, vinyl records, 35mm film/negatives, slides, most 3.5″ and 5.25″ floppy disks, and more.

Promotes and facilitates the research, education, and outreach missions of the University of Wisconsin-Madison by supporting and administering extramurally sponsored programs.

Provided by ACI, research computing facilitators serve as the human interface between you and campus research computing resources. They serve as a guide to help you address your computational needs. RCFs may direct you towards ACI-supported resources, resources provided by other entities on campus, or to national resources.

Provides data management plan help, consultations, training and education, and referrals free to UW-Madison faculty, researchers, staff, and graduate students. RDS can help draft a plan to meet NSF and other requirements, review your plans, data workflows, and processes to suggest improvements, or consult on data management.

Provides an environment in which the students of the School of Library and Information Studies will have opportunities to practice the theory learned through coursework. At the same time, it will maintain the traditional library functions of collecting, preserving and providing access to information in the field of library and information studies.

Supports researchers at UW-Madison who use statistical analysis in their work. They provide a complete research computing environment focused on statistics plus the expert help you need to use it. This includes statistical consultants, training, servers, and data storage.

Provides a no-cost, high-performance, centralized cloud computing platform to help you regularly test the security of your software applications. Created to advance the state of cybersecurity, protect critical infrastructures, and improve the resilience of open-source software, the SWAMP integrates security into the software development life cycle and keeps all user activities completely confidential.

A volunteer organization whose goal is to make scientists more productive, and their work more reliable, by teaching them basic computing skills. Founded in 1998, it runs short, intensive workshops that cover program design, version control, testing, and task automation.

Partners with instructors, researchers, and campus staff to conceptualize, design, and implement innovative custom software solutions and library applications. Specializes in supporting research ideas, application development, data collection, and data visualization needs.

Welcomes campus and community members for events that celebrate science and creativity. More structured outreach programs and workshops offer participants the opportunity to connect with various scientific topics. The main floor offers distinct spaces to meet different needs and may be divided to welcome groups of various sizes.

Produces print and online publications to portray how UW–Madison is fulfilling its core missions each day. They provide information about questions on campus via news releases, print publications, photos, email, and other channels. University Communications provides a large Photo Library that may be helpful when creating posters or other dissemination content.

Provides everything from print design and branding to PowerPoint and social media while working to reflect the uniqueness of each department. Available to all schools, departments, and programs within UW-Madison.

Works collaboratively with UW System faculty, staff, and librarians to create and provide access to digital resources that support the teaching and research needs of the UW community and provides access to rare or fragile items of broad research value. Resources within the collections are free and publicly accessible online.

Offers access to a variety of different microscopy-related instruments in various facilities across the UW-Madison campus. The Microscopy Research and Facility portal is maintained by the Laboratory for Optical and Computational Instrumentation.

Provides a curated list of research guides that are organized by subject and librarian. The individual research guides provide recommended resources and references that may assist with research. Many of the guides are intended to help researchers new to a subject area get started with research.

Committed to the discovery, access, and long-term preservation of its own collections, and of the intellectual output of the University. Campus libraries offer a variety of services for researchers, including discipline-specific reference, citation management, and copyright assistance.

Memorial Library is also home to the Grants Information Collection (GIC), a collection of print and electronic materials relating to grants, philanthropy, and charitable giving.

A free email distribution list service available to UW-Madison faculty, staff, and registered student organizations. It is self-serviced and administered using a powerful, secure, and easy-to-use web interface. These lists allow the sending of emails to many people by addressing the email to a single ‘’ address.

The private, nonprofit patent and licensing organization for the University of Wisconsin–Madison. WARF’s mission is to support, aid and encourage UW–Madison research by protecting its discoveries and licensing them to commercial partners for beneficial use in the real world.

Web based reporting system created by DoIT for all UW campuses to contain financial data from Legacy, HRS, GL, AP/PO, and SFS. Reports can be viewed online, in PDF, or downloaded to Excel.

Locate the right UW-Madison researcher for your collaboration and research needs. This portal provides easy access to information about more than 3,000 carefully maintained researcher profiles. The WDP database offers a user-friendly search-by-keyword platform where results are returned by relevance.

Provides a gateway for various materials activities at UW-Madison. The Regional Materials and Manufacturing Network is a portal for materials and manufacturing information.

Provides tailored consultation services on how to effectively engage patient and community stakeholders in research and outreach programming. Services include Community Advisors on Research Design and Strategies (CARDS)®, and tailored training programs for community/patient advisory groups among others.

Assists in routing, approval, and negotiation of applications and agreements related to extramural funding on the UW campus. WISPER provides the data necessary to record information sufficient for internal tracking and reporting purposes and facilitates the Generation of Awards in the new PeopleSoft Grants system.

Creates digital media to visualize complex processes, data, and/or abstract concepts to target both general and specialized audiences. Services range from 3-D modeling and animation to documentation and script writing to file transfer and DVD/Blu-Ray authoring.

A web content management service that enables you to easily deliver an engaging online experience for students, potential students, parents, faculty, staff, and interested visitors. WiscWeb CMS provides website authoring, collaboration and administration tools designed to allow users with a range of skill levels to create and manage the site’s content.

Helps undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in all disciplines become more effective, more confident writers. They offer individual help, workshops, and online resources.