UVA School of Medicine

Research Computing

Enabling scientific breakthroughs at scale with advanced computing


  • Genomics

    School of Medicine Research Computing (SOMRC) provides state-of-the-art resources and expertise in handling and analyzing genomics and metagenomics data. Bioinformatics is a quickly evolving field with new biological and computational techniques being formalized and adopted at a fast pace. Hence, the following is only a brief cross-section of the ways researchers can use SOMRC’s expertise and computing resources for their bioinformatics research. Please contact SOMRC with your computational questions and needs.
  • Data Analysis

    School of Medicine Research Computing can help with accessing, preparing, visualizing and analyzing data. We can assist you by implementing your analysis strategy in an appropriate computing language, including R, Python and Matlab. We will work with you to prepare scripts that are are reproducible, efficient and flexible. Manipulation Data analysis generally involves a significant effort to transform, aggregate, subset or otherwise prepare a dataset. That could include dealing with missing values as well as merging or joining multiple datasets.
  • Scientific Computing

    School of Medicine Research Computing supports SOM and UVa Medical Center researchers who are interested in writing code to address their scientific inquiries. Whether these programming tasks are implemented interactively, in a series of scripts or as an open-source software package, services are available to provide guidance and enable collaborative development. SOMRC has specific expertise in object oriented programming in Matlab, R, and Python. Examples of service areas include: Collaborating on package development Reviewing and debugging code Preparing scripts to automate or expedite tasks Developing web interfaces for interactive data exploration Advising on integration of existing software tools UVA has two local HPC facilities available to researchers: Rivanna and Ivy.