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Information for User Accounts:

While there is no cost for UB faculty groups to use CCR compute resources, queue priority is based on contribution level.   At a minimum, faculty using CCR resources are required to:

  1. Acknowledge CCR support in publications,
  2. Include a percent credit to CCR on the Sponsored Programs Approval Form.  A typical percent credit is 5%, though this can be larger for grants requiring significant CCR resources.  NOTE:  Clicking the "use CCR" box on the Sponsored Programs Approval Form is not the same as including a percent credit to CCR.
  3. Communicate with CCR about the nature of your research, publications and any funding that you have.  The ability to provide this information to us is handled by the resource subscription management portal, Coldfront, and you will be required to update this info once per year.  

Want your jobs to go faster?

In order to receive a priority boost in your jobs, you must have a funded grant that meets the criteria above and includes direct funds to CCR.  At minimum, you should budget $2,600 per year (40 hours/year of CCR support staff time at the SPA approved rate of $65/hour for typical projects - higher amounts as appropriate for projects that are expected to more heavily utilize CCR services).  Boosting your group's priority will substantially increase your job throughput.  Please notify CCR Help with your grant information so we can provide you with the boost in queue priority.

Before you submit a grant, we are happy to work with you on the budget to help ensure that we can best support your project. 

Acknowledging CCR in publications and grant proposals is important because it provides a metric by which the university can gauge the utility and impact that CCR resources (hardware, software, and personnel) have on externally funded research at UB.

Feel free to use the information in the CCR Facility Description for PIs as reference material for your proposals.  Also, if you would like a letter of support for your proposal, please contact us

Thank you for your support!

Account Application:

  • New users (UB faculty and staff only - students MUST have faculty member request account for them): can apply for an account by filling out the form here.  You will log into UB's central system with your UBIT username and password.  This form is only accessible to faculty and staff.  Students (graduate, undergraduate, and post-docs) attempting to login will receive a "page not found error"

Please Note:

Account requests are processed once per week on Thursdays.

  • Current Users: Are you already a CCR Affiliated faculty or PI? To add or modify accounts for your staff and students, please login to the account portal, Coldfront, and add a new user to your project or a specific subscription.  Instructions can be found here
  • Non-UB Researchers: You must be affiliated with a current UB faculty or staff member or receive special permission from the CCR Director in order to receive a CCR account. Please contact CCR Help and include your contact information, a description of your research, the name of the UB faculty member sponsoring you, and the reason(s) why you require access to CCR resources. Access is granted on a case-by-case basis.

All users must comply with the UB Computing Usage Policy.

Acknowledgment:

Please acknowledge resources provided by CCR in publications as follows:

Support provided by the Center for Computational Research at the University at Buffalo.

New Account Frequently Asked Questions

If you still have questions, check out our account knowledgebase dedicated to account questions.


If you still need assistance, please contact CCR Help.