Expert Assistance

There are a number of ways to get help with developing and running computational and data intensive applications.


  • Contact
    Submit questions to get help. Generally, IT Research Computing staff or the Expert Group will respond.
  • Request a Workinar:
    DARWIN account users who need some guidance beyond the user guide and initial startup can reach out to request Expert Assistance via a Workinar.  Full details here.

For HPC systems Caviness and Farber:

For data management questions including creating a Data Management Plan

For general questions to the UD computational and data-intensive research community

  • Find a faculty member or DSI community member involved in specific research:
    Visit the faculty page and the community page.
  • Reach out to faculty and students and involved in computational and data-intensive research:
    Join the mailing list by going to the subscribe page.

The Core facility is also in the process of establishing a staff of part-time, and eventually full-time, specialists and volunteers with expertise in developing and running computational and data-intensive applications. The staff will be able to work on projects collaboratively with the requesting researchers. Among the volunteers are computer science/engineering students who work on a thesis topic in parallel computing or data-intensive science with an emphasis on real applications. Part-time and full-time staff members are experts with specific skills in developing computational and data-intensive applications. Both staff and students may be available for being budgeted on research proposals. Faculty interested in taking advantage of such resources, please contact us at

Our Mission

The Institute aims to accelerate research in data science, serving as a nucleating effort to catalyze interdisciplinary research collaborations across fields impacting our society.