Office for Research Information Technology
The Office for Research Information Technology (ORIT) provides leadership and strategic direction in the design, creation, and deployment of technical solutions to address cross-functional business issues for Northwestern's research enterprise.
We specialize in identifying and implementing technical solutions to improve efficiency and streamline administrative processes for faculty and staff. We support technology solutions to help advance University research.
ORIT offers two distinct services: network and workstation technical support, such as help desk functions; and application and systems implementation, which includes make/buy scenarios.
Our team provides the infrastructure—including organizational structure, personnel, budget, software development tools, hardware, documentation, policies, and training opportunities—that enables ORIT to fulfill its responsibilities to the Office for Research and its constituents.