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 Carrie Robinson
Director of RnD

Business 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
Carrie Robinson
Business Manager
(614) 355-6760