Northeastern Research Resources

Northeastern University has extensive research programs and many research centers and institutes. Some them are: Advanced Scientific Computation Center, Anti–microbial Discovery Center, Barnett Institute of Chemical and Biological Analysis, Bernard M. Gordon Center for Subsurface Sensing and Imaging Systems, Brudnick Center on Violence and Conflict, Center for High-Rate Nanomanufacturing, Center for Communications and Digital Signal Processing, Center for Community Health, Center for Family Business, Center for Microcontamination Control, Center for Microwave Magnetic Materials and Integrated Circuits, Center for Labor Market Studies, Center for Pharmaceutical Biotechnology and Nanomedicine, Center for Urban Environmental Studies, Center for Urban and Regional Policy, Center for Work and Learning, Domestic Violence Institute, Electronic Materials Research Institute, Institute for Complex Scientific Software, Institute for Global Innovation Management, Institute for Information Assurance, Institute for Security and Public Policy in Criminal Justice, Institute on Race and Justice, Institute on Urban Health Research, Marine Science Center, National Education and Research Center for Outcomes Assessment in Healthcare, New England Inflammation and Tissue Protection Institute, Public Health Advocacy Institute, Sport in Society (previously the Center for the Study of Sport in Society) and STEM Education Center.

The university receives research grants each year from the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health, as well as the Departments of Homeland Security, Energy, and Defense.  Research projects are often presented in the annual Research and Scholarship Exposition.

Further details can be found at the Northeastern University Research Website .

For a list of software (including for Research uses) on personal workstations go here.

For a list of software available on the Discovery cluster login to it and type “module available”. This will give you the list of software available on the cluster. For more details on any specific software type “module whatis <name_of_module>”. If you need specific software that you do not see there or specific versions of a particular software send an email to

We also have various models by which researchers can purchase their own specialized compute nodes and storage that can be integrated into the Discovery cluster and its scheduler. This shared model enables users to leverage the full power of the other compute nodes and software on the cluster while reserving owned nodes with higher priority. In the condo model users can deploy their own clusters and storage that ITS-Research Computing will host and support. The shared/condo model is intermediate between the two as another option. For details on the various vendors that we have special pricing relationships with and for full pricing with evaluation of all your options within a budgetary framework contact us at