LSA Research Programming & Applications

LSA Technology Services Research Support staff are happy to provide custom IT design and development resources to support research activities.

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Please contact the LSA IT Service Desk
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LSA Technology Services Research Support staff work closely with you to evaluate your research technology needs and outline the best solutions. 

  • Consult on custom design and development of software to support your research.
  • Consult on needed programming to support research activities.
  • Assist in choosing appropriate platform, software and proof of concept coding to begin your research.
  • Provide assistance with refactoring and optimization of code.
  • Provide references to training and coding resources to assist in your project.

Need scientific computer programming help or assistance? The Research Support group can assist you with programming projects big and small. We specialize in a wide range of tasks including data analysis, experimental control, instrument automation, and parallel programming and workflow optimization on the Flux cluster and XSEDE resources. Our language expertise is largely in MATLAB, LabVIEW, C/C++, and Fortran but we can provide help for a variety of others.  Please contact us at with any questions or to get started.

Who can use the service?: 

Anyone at UM.  Faculty and Researchers in LSA receive a lower rate as the College of LSA offers cost-sharing for this service. 

Rates & Pricing: 

LSA Faculty and Researchers pay $15/hour as the remainder of the rate is cost-shared by the College of LSA. If funds aren't available, contact the ARS team at for consideration. The current recharge rate for those external to LSA is $56 per hour and includes consultation, design, programming, testing, and code maintenance. Consider including LSA Technology Servcies Research Support (ARS) team in your next grant.  

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