Data Management

ORIS provides support and guidance to researchers on the creation and evaluation of data management plans by offering a set of tools. Visit our data management pages for guidance on data management strategies and use DMPTool to craft and review data management plans.


ORIS creates and supports research-related websites and infrastructure for UT Dallas labs and centers. Interested faculty can learn more about this service.

Additional Services

IT Support Services

The Office of Research Information Systems (ORIS) provides full-tier desktop support for administrative research staff members. This includes resolving technical issues, deploying and maintaining computer configurations, as well as providing documentation and technical training for the variety of tools and applications our users need.

UTRC Fast Track

UT Dallas, in collaboration with UT System, offers rapid access to TACC for faculty, staff, and students. Here you can obtain and secure your account, create a project, and request an allocation.

Web Application Development

ORIS develops and supports web applications for administrative research processes. The web team collaborates with other teams on campus to develop these tools and build web applications to streamline workflows and support activity related to research administration.

Content and Multimedia

The Research Related blog provides informative posts on upcoming events, grants and proposal guidance, and training to connect researchers to campus resources and share knowledge. Our social media platforms connect faculty and students who share an interest engaging in research-related conversations, as well as expanding their networks and creating partnerships.

ORIS fosters research-related engagement at UT Dallas and the community by highlighting faculty and students whose innovative contributions advance knowledge. ORIS produces infographics, digital signage, and marketing materials to showcase breaking research news.

Additionally, ORIS are hosts to a variety of research-related photography and filming sessions to spotlight and communicate science. Our team utilizes graphics, photography, and video production to communicate with local and external groups.

Callisto: High Performance Cluster

The Office of Research (OR) is proud to announce the upcoming broad availability of Callisto. This 640 core High Performance Cluster (HPC) is now available as a research resource for evaluating methods, technologies, and processes to enhance funding submittals. Callisto is designed around the execution of short term exploratory or prototyping projects and can rapidly assign resources to approved projects.

All resource requests will be evaluated on the following criteria:

  • Project Duration
  • Compute Cores Requested
  • Memory Requested
  • Storage Requested
  • Eligibility on Alternate HPC (Ganymede, TACC, etc.)

This small but capable cluster should provide an advantage to proof of concept exploration, pre-funded process evaluation, or serve as a building block to additional HPC resources. Callisto enables each research team to have access to one or more Linux or Windows Virtual Machines on a Windows Hyper-V cluster powered by Dell with the following specifications.

  • 16 Nodes
    • 40 Cores
    • 64 GB of RAM
    • 10 GB networking
  • 75 TB of Storage