Computing for Researchers

Weill Cornell Medical College is dedicated to supporting its researchers with comprehensive, state-of-the-art computing resources. Faculty members have online access to cluster computing services, data center facilities, Internet 2 connectivity to the main campus, and many other resources. Initiatives currently in development include electronic submission of grants and contracts, application/database hosting services, and NLR connectivity.

> Purchasing Hardware

ITS can help you with institutional purchases of computers, software, and computer accessories. The Medical College also has agreements with several reputable computer vendors who offer educational discounts to Weill Cornell staff for personal purchases.

Go to ITS Consultation Services

> Acquiring Software

> Transferring Large Files

> Effort Tracking

The Effort Tracking System (ETS) is a tool for researchers to track their level of effort. Effort reporting is required for all NIH grant submissions and should be used to track all effort expended on federally funded and institutional awards. ETS will also track effort expended on other activities including administration, teaching, and clinical. To access ETS, please visit For technical assistance, please contact the User Support Group at

> Computational Resources

Researchers at Weill Cornell have access to the latest hardware and software for the management of gene expression data, for molecular modeling, and for large-scale computational simulation.

The Research Data Storage Core (RDSC) Facility provides secure networked storage space specifically for electronic research data for investigators. This service will be free for up to 25GB.

Go to Research Data Storage Core information page

> File Storage

ITS provides a range of server computing services, including application and database hosting, centralized storage, and system administration. All users can take advantage of our enterprise-wide, multi-layered backup system with the additional benefit of off-site protection.

Go to ITS Computing and Hosting

> Submitting Forms Electronically


SAP is a web based enterprise financial application in use by the NYC and Qatar campuses. Researchers can order equipment and supplies and view their grant account budgets. To access SAP, please visit

> Research Faculty Profiles

Investigators at Weill Cornell are provided with research profiles in VIVO. VIVO profiles are populated by WCMC systems of record, automatically including information about publications, research and teaching activities, and educational background. Additional details (such as biography statements) can be supplemented by the individual researcher.

> Inter-Campus Initiatives

Cornell University, including its Ithaca and Medical College Campuses, is committed to supporting these types of intercampus, interdisciplinary collaborations. The Intercampus Initiatives web site is designed to make it easier to find out about intercampus programs, resources, and activities.

Go to Intercampus Initiatives

> Core Services Requests

Services from many WCMC research cores can be requested electronically. For Epigenomics, Genomics, Mouse Genetics, Cell Sorting, and Optical Microscopy, requests can be submitted through iLab. For Electronic Microscopy and Mass Spectrometry, requests can be submitted through eeLIMS.

For instructions on registering for an iLab account, please see the Registration Manual.

For instructions on requesting services from a Core Facility that uses iLab, please see the Services Manual.

For instructions on scheduling instruments from a Core Facility that uses iLab, please see the Scheduling Manual.