The iLab North American server has been restored and the site is now operational. Data, like submitted reservations and project requests are being migrated back into the site and we can assure you that no data has been lost. Data is being restored, starting with the most recent and as it is being added to the new search server, it will become available on the iLab site. Some items like billing invoices may not be visible on the site at this moment and during this time, users may experience some general slowness when using the site. More information can be found on the iLab Status Page.

Research and Development (RnD)

Overview of Services


Research and Development (RnD) is newly formed division of The Research Institute, created to address the increasing needs of IT support on research data pipeline, bioinformatics, and high performance computing. RnD provides IT assistance to researchers on data processing from acquisition, curation, management, analysis, to visualization, including both clinical and non-clinical basic research data. RnD also serves in the role of bridging collaboration between internal and external researchers, researchers across centers and cores especially in the areas of biostatistics, bioinformatics, mathematical and computational modeling.


RnD is in the planning stage to create a comprehensive research data warehouse: integrating clinical, research, 'omics and other data. RnD will also build a high performance computing cluster to give user access to large volumes of data (such as 'omics data), and the ability to do Bioinformatics analyses and other computing. For other projects with potentially broader impact, RnD will seek feedback from Research IT Advisory Council (RITAC) and prioritization from Computational Research Steering Committee (CRSC).  


We are very interested in hearing from researchers about how we can improve the services we currently provide and what additional services are needed. Email your suggestions to or if you prefer anonymous feedback, click here.




Yungui Huang Larry Hoff
Director of RnD

Manager of RnD

Links and Resources

Service requests can be submitted at http://help, by emailing, or by calling the RISI Service Desk at (614)355-5600 Monday through Friday between 8 AM and 5 PM.


Name Role Phone Email Location
Yungui Huang
RISI R&D Director
(614) 355-5630


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