Research Computing Funding Checklist

Helpful list of computing items to consider when applying for funding, with costs.

This is a helpful checklist giving suggestions of IT-related items and costs to consider when planning new research and seeking funding, and where to go for further support on each one. For example, have you thought about how you'll handle the provision of data to meet funder requirements after the grant funding is finished? This checklist points you to a resource to achieve that, with costs.

This resource is designed to help you think through computing needs at all stages of the research lifecycle, and reduce the risks of unforeseen future computing costs potentially impacting the science. It can be used to support estimating computing costs directly, and also to support the bid as part of a University matching funding contribution. While originally developed by CMVM, it may be used by anybody seeking grant funding across the University of Edinburgh. The checklist should be considered in conjunction with existing University (e.g. Procurement), funding body and data provider policies.

Research Computing Funding Checklist
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Free or paid for:

The checklist is free to use for any staff or students at the University of Edinburgh. The costs of the services referenced in the checklist vary, and for large scale needs it's always worth discussing ahead of time with the service owner as bulk discounts may be possible.

Product Features

  • Research Computing Checklist available as a downloadable PDF
  • Email and phone support

Applicable Disciplines

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences
  • Business, Management and Accounting
  • Computer Sciences
  • Energy
  • Health Professions
  • Material Science
  • Neuroscience
  • Physics and Astronomy
  • Arts and Humanities
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences
  • Engineering
  • Immunology and Microbiology
  • Mathematics
  • Nursing
  • Psychology
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance
  • Environmental Science
  • Medicine
  • Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics
  • Social Sciences
  • Veterinary

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