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King's e-Research

e-Research is a group that is focused on providing King’s College London's researchers with infrastructure and support for conducting research using software development, computational and data analysis methods.

Getting support

For support enquiries on any of the topics doumented on this site email e-research@kcl.ac.uk. Our support hours are 11:00 to 15:00 Monday to Friday.

King's CREATE

King's Computational Research, Engineering and Technology Environment (CREATE) is a tightly integrated ecosystem of research computing infrastructure hosted by King’s College London.

System Status Description
CREATE Cloud Closed pilot, full launch Q4 2022 a private cloud platform to provide flexible and scalable hosting environments, allowing researchers greater control over their own research computing resources using virtual machines
CREATE HPC (High Performance Computing) Live A compute cluster with CPU and GPU nodes, fast network interconnects and shared storage, for large scale simulations and data analytics
CREATE RDS (Research Data Storage) Live A very large, highly resilient storage area for longer term curation of research data
CREATE TRE (Trusted Research Environment) Pilot Q4 2022, full launch Q1 2023 Tightly controlled project areas making use of Cloud and HPC resources to process sensitive datasets (e.g. clinical PIID) complying with NHS Digital audit standards (DSPT)
CREATE Web Closed pilot, full launch Q4 2022 A self-service web hosting platform for static content (HTML/CSS/JS) and WordPress sites

Notice

This documentation site covers the CREATE infrastructure launched March 2022. Migrations of users from the legacy Rosalind infrastructure will progress through Q2 2022 to Q3 2022. The documentation pages for Rosalind are still available here.

When publishing your work…

For research that has made use of CREATE, please see the Acknowledging page.

Upcoming developments

In the first half of 2022 we will be focused on getting the core CREATE services listed above online. After this focus will shift to growing KCL's Research Software Engineering (RSE) capabilities and capacity.