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About Science IT

Science IT supports UZH researchers in using IT to empower their research and serves as a center of expertise for scientific computing and application engineering.


The Science IT unit is also referred to as S3IT. This acronym was derived from the unit's former name Service and Support for Science IT (SSSIT → S3IT).


  1. Science IT provides:
    • Support and consulting for the advanced use of IT for research.
    • Research software development and research informatics support.
    • Access to a competitive IT infrastructure.
    • Support for the use of open source software for simulation and data analysis.
    • Project management and collaboration.
    • Training in the usage of Science IT's infrastructure and software.
  2. Science IT partners in research projects with a clear focus on support and enabling IT technologies for science, seeking close cooperation with local IT support experts within the research groups.
  3. Science IT strengthens the collaborations with local, national, and international bodies/networks and represents the UZH within these institutions as necessary.


Science IT is actively involved in and collaborating with many research groups across all faculties of the University of Zurich.

Furthermore, Science IT is also actively involved in project-based, institutional and scientific collaborations on the national level, including

  • Citizen Science Center Zurich (scientific collaboration)
  • CSCS - Swiss National Supercomputing Centre (scientific collaboration)
  • - A National Service for publishing scientific web apps
  • LiRI - Linguistic Research Infrastructure project
  • SIB - Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics (core facility affiliation)


We are always pleased to learn that Science IT has contributed to a new publication. If you have published any findings based in whole, or in part, on the help of Science IT, we kindly request you to acknowledge Science IT in your publication, and to send us an email to tell us about it.

How to acknowledge Science IT - examples

  • "The author(s) (or in Name) would like to acknowledge the University of Zurich's Science IT ( team for their support."
  • "This work made use of infrastructure services provided by the Science IT team of the University of Zurich ("
  • "We would like to acknowledge the Science IT team of the University of Zurich ( for their support/for their contributions, especially in ...."

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Science IT
University of Zurich

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