Research Visualisation and Data Analysis

Building on the Visualisation and Data Analysis Laboratory (vDAL) service, we provide access to an application portfolio comprising various scientific and information visualisation, geo-spatial and quantitative/qualitative data analysis and analytics solutions to aid the exploration of, interaction with and presentation of data. With the RSDE Consultancy service we also provide in-depth support for your software engineering needs that have a focus on data visualisation, data analysis and use of bespoke and advanced visualisation and virtual-/augmented-reality hardware.


  • Access to the vDAL service
  • Academics and researchers requiring specialist infrastructure, applications and bespoke software engineering to support data visualization needs can work with the RSDE team
  • Access to and support of specialist requirements arising from data visualisation and analysis and the use of novel and advanced virtual reality and augmented reality devices
  • Application portfolio which can take advantage of high-performance workstations or via access to local HPC infrastructure
  • Free at point of use for short-term work, with more in-depth RSDE involvement requiring funding at various levels of FTE


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 service can be requested through the Support Portal:

Alternatively, you can speak to IT Support by calling +44 (0)161 306 5544 (or extension 65544) or visit a walk-up IT Desk