Research

The Virtual Private Network (VPN) service allows you to securely access resources at UIC over a non-UIC Internet connection. While connected to the VPN, the client software works with the operating system to determine when you are accessing an Internet location that the client should protect. When you are accessing such a location, the VPN client encrypts the data. 

There are two group options when connecting to AnyConnect, General-Use and Library-Resources, and which you use depends on what you are trying to access. The Library-Resources VPN should only be used when connecting to the library databases as this VPN does not allow access to other UIC department resources. For all other VPN needs, the General-Use VPN should be used.

Audience: Faculty, Staff, Students, IT
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Qualtrics is a sophisticated, easy to use web-based service for creating, publishing, and analyzing survey data. Qualtrics offers advanced options and is highly customizable.

Audience: Faculty, Staff, Students, IT, ACCC
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The UIC Mobile App is available as a free download from the Apple store for iOS or from Google Play for Android. There is also a mobile version of the app available at m.uic.edu. Students, faculty, staff, alumni, prospective students, and anyone interested in learning more about UIC can use this app to stay connected while on the go.

High Performance Computing is available through the ACCC ACER group. For more information visit acer.uic.edu.

Audience: Faculty, Staff, Students

The Secure Computing Environment (SCE) is a secure environment that mitigates the risks of working with ePHI (electronic personal health information) and other types of high-risk data. The SCE eases the burden on the researcher of having to configure and assure that their computational work environment has been configured with the appropriate security controls and to minimize the risk of exposing high risk data. The SCE makes it easier for researchers to implement necessary safeguards for research that is subject to regulatory or compliance requirements, including but not limited to, HIPAA, FISMA, Personal Information Protection Act of Illinois and other grant specific regulations.

Audience: Faculty