The ARC Team

Our multi-disciplinary team leverages decades of experience within a collaborative framework to serve UBC’s research community. 

Executive Leadership

Research Platforms

The Research Platforms Team provides expertise and user support to the UBC research community on advanced research computing systems and consults on how to access and use digital research infrastructure (DRI). The team evaluates, develops, deploys, supports and continuously improves research data platforms and services to promote adherence to good data management practices in research projects.  In collaboration with pan-Canadian, regional, provincial and institutional partners, the team works to ensure that available DRI solutions align with the evolving academic research landscape. 

Research Systems

Research Systems Team provides expertise, service delivery and operational support for digital research infrastructure (DRI), such as High Performance Computing (HPC), data storage, cloud computing and high-speed networks. As part of their role, they also help facilitate pan-Canadian, regional, provincial, and institutional partnerships to deliver DRI solutions and services that align with the evolving academic research landscape and requirements. The team works directly with researchers to optimize research computing workflows and design services to meet the specific requirements of the academic research community. 

Sensitive Research

Sensitive Research is a team of cybersecurity, and privacy experts dedicated to assisting researchers in establishing good privacy and security practices while meeting compliance requirements. Favouring an educational approach in conjunction with colleagues at ARC, the team engages with the UBC research community, as well as external partners including health authorities, indigenous community groups, and government to advocate for and promote the benefits of good cybersecurity and privacy practices for research data management and strong security posture in research environments. With a variety of services including awareness training, Security Threat Assessment, and consultation, the Sensitive Research team strives to ensure small to large research projects have access to accurate and timely guidance about security and privacy. 

Office Administration

The office administration team supports overall administrative, communications, and day-to-day operations and human resource activities for the ARC team. The team works closely with the ARC leadership to ensure administrative and operational policies meet the department’s evolving operating needs and also provides logistical support to projects and outreach activities undertaken by the team.

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