Research Support

Research Support manages a series of specialist IT facilities to help meet the computing needs of researchers at the University.

Part of Infrastructure Services in IT Services, the team provides powerful computing systems capable of carrying out innovative research or processing terabytes of data and confidential information.

These include the Birmingham Environment for Academic Research, BEAR, a collection of complimentary IT resources to support research through high-performance computing clusters, database and visulaisation services.


Head of Research Support - John Owen
Tel: 0121 414 6808






The IT Service Desk is your first point of contact for IT Services enquiries.


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Developing these intranet pages will be ongoing and, if you share your view and ideas, it will help us to continue to improve this important resource for the benefit of the entire University community.

We also welcome your comments on university internal communications in general. Email the team or pick up the phone 0121 414 6680. You can also tweet us. Whichever way you decide to get in touch we look forward to hearing what you have to say.

If you have a technical question you can contact our IT colleagues as they are much better at that stuff than we are!