IT Services

Visualisation and Data Analysis Laboratory (vDAL)

High-performance desktop, mobile and VR platforms are available to support interactive data visualization and analysis, provide access to a diverse applications portfolio and establish a development environment that underpins the research software and data engineering projects and consultancies.


  • vDAL can be accessed by campus-based academics and researchers requiring access to specialist infrastructure to support their visualization needs
  • Free, direct access to point of use high-performance workstations, 4K, Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) devices and supporting application portfolio for short-term work
  • Supports researchers looking to investigate the possibilities offered by advanced hardware
  • Supports development of academic research projects at varying levels, with a specific focus on data visualization and VR/AR needs, with complementary RSDE consultancy and Visualization and Data Analysis Applications services


Academics, research staff and Postgraduate Research students are eligible to use this service.

Service Level Agreement (SLA)

We aim to respond to service requests within one working day and to resolve your query/request within ten working days. If your request is considered to be a priority when triaged by our IT Support Centre, the response time will be adjusted accordingly.


This service is available 9am – 5pm, Monday to Friday.

Support hours

9am – 5pm, Monday to Friday.

How to request/access

Email a member of the team directly from the Research IT ‘About us’ page:

Access to the services provided can be requested via the IT Support Centre: