Research and Teaching

Explore, develop, improve.

The IT requirements for research, teaching and administration are in a constant state of change. Research-related IT services in particular must adapt to the multifaceted needs of the scientific community. As an academic computing center, the URZ anticipates these trends and develops innovative and sustainable IT solutions in cooperation with the relevant target groups. Moreover, experts at the URZ continuously work to optimize existing services and infrastructure, such as in regard to energy efficiency and environmental impact.

Research-related projects

As an academic computing center, the URZ is constantly experimenting with and developing new technologies and services for research and teaching. This innovation work is implemented within a framework of various projects, which are conducted in cooperation with other facilities and research partners.


Results from the research projects, collaborations and events of the URZ are regularly made available - primarily as open access publications and under a free license.

Courses and events

Get to know the URZ IT services through various event formats and exchange ideas with other users. Our services are continually being expanded and adapted to your needs.

Research Data Unit

The Research Data Unit (RDU) is joint service facility of the University Computing Centre and Heidelberg University Library. Its mission is to offer researchers at the university the best possible support for professional and sustainable research data management.