Advanced Research Computing – Technology Services (ARC-TS), a division of ITS, is pleased to offer a pilot Data Science Consultation service to help researchers implement data analytics and workflows within their research projects. This includes navigating technical resources like high-performance computing and storage.

The ARC-TS Data Consultation team will be your guide to navigating the complex technical world: from implementing intense data projects, to teaching you how the technical systems work, to assist in identifying proper tools, to guiding you on how to hire a programmer.

Areas of expertise:

  • Data Science
    • Data Workflows
    • Data Analytics
    • Machine Learning
    • Programming
  • Grant Proposals
    • Compute Technologies
    • Data Storage and Management
    • Budgeting cost for computing and storage
  • Scientific Computing/Programming
    • Getting started with advanced Computing
    • Code optimization
    • Parallel computing
    • GPU/Accelerator Programing
  • Additional Resources
    • Facilitating Collaborations/User Communities
    • Workshops and Training

Who can use this service?

  • All researchers and their collaborators from any of the university’s three campuses, including faculty, staff, and students
  • Units that want help including technical information when preparing grants
  • Anyone who has a need for HPC services and needs help navigating resources

How much does it cost?

  • Initial consultation, grant pre-work, and short term general guidance/feedback on methods and code are available at no cost.
  • For protracted longer engagements, research teams will be asked to contribute to the cost of providing the service.

Partnership

The ARC-TS Data Science Consultation service works in partnership with the Consulting for Statistics, Computing, and Analytics Research team (CSCAR), Biomedical Research Core Facilities, and others. ARC-TS may refer or engage complimentary groups as required by the project.

Get started

Send an email to arcts-consulting@umich.edu with the following information:

  • Research topic and goal
  • What you would like ARC-TS to help you with
  • Any current or future data types and sources
  • Current technical resources
  • Current tools (programs, software)
  • Timeline – when do you need the help or information?

Get help

If you have any questions or wish to setup a consult, please contact us at arcts-consulting@umich.edu. Be sure to include as much information as possible from the “How to get started” section noted above.