New research computing initiative combines services across UMaine

Launched in Spring 2019, the Advanced Research Computing (ARC) initiative was created to support the unique research computing needs of faculty and other researchers at the University of Maine. With ARC’s successful track record over the past two years in addressing these needs, and in an effort to create even greater synergy and coordination, ARC has been merged with the existing Research Information Management (RIM), and a research data security support component has also been added to their set of offered services.

The new University of Maine Advanced Research Computing, Security, and Information Management (ARCSIM) unit is dedicated to supporting the needs of the UMaine research community and its collaborators in their pursuit of a range of technological solutions. UMaine ARCSIM is associated with the Coordinated Operating Research Entities or CORE and part of central services overseen by the Office of the Vice President for Research and Dean of the Graduate School.

The newly merged unit strives to provide its research user community the best possible service in the most timely and cost-effective manner. Its primary goal is to support the advancement of research and discoveries of global impact and local relevance that are enabled through technological solutions.