Digital Research Services
New digital technologies have profoundly transformed academic research across all disciplines. The Digital Research Services (DRS) team assists McGill researchers in navigating the increasingly complex digital research ecosystem by providing advice and support on activities related to Research Data Management (RDM), Research Software (RS), and Advanced Research Computing (ARC). DRS is a joint effort by the Office of the Vice-Principal - Research and Innovation (VPRI), McGill Library, and IT Services.
From planning and documenting to storing and archiving, our team can help you meet funding agency requirements, provide long-term preservation, and ensure that research data is findable, accessible, interoperable, and reusable (FAIR) by you and others.
Research software is a fundamental component of modern research. Our team can help you identify the right software solution for your specific needs, or help you improve the quality, reproducibility, and sustainability of your code.
Our team can help you identify and access the right cyberinfrastructure resources for your needs, including supercomputers, storage and Cloud resources. We can also connect you with the experts to help you with technical tasks like installing software packages and code optimization on national systems.