Research Computing Environment


The Research Computing Environment (RCE) provides a NIST 800-171: Protecting Controlled Unclassified Information in Nonfederal Systems and Organizations compliant computing environment to OHIO researchers that are working with Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI).

Who can access

  • OHIO Faculty and Staff conducting research that requires a secure environment to create, manage, and protect CUI data.

How to request access

  • For new RCE project spaces or changes to existing projects, a request must be reviewed and endorsed by the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs. Requests should be submitted to the IT Service Desk. The request should include the following information:

    • Name and OHIO ID

    • RCE Project Name/Proposed Project Name

    • Request details

    • College name


  • Research computing environment that meets NIST 800-171 regulations

Additional resources

Join the Research Computing Advisory Community

  • The Research Computing Advisory Community is open to OHIO students, faculty, and staff who have an interest in advancing Ohio University’s research initiatives through service offerings designed to support Principal Investigators and their corresponding data.

Get help

  • Visit the Technology Help Center ( to get live support, view outages, and browse trainings.


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