The WPH Office of Academic Computing (OAC) serves the research computing needs of the Department of Psychiatry at UPMC, with a special emphasis on junior faculty K-awardees. The OAC also provides services to other departments within UPMC and the University of Pittsburgh, including the School of Social Work, Emergency Medicine, Rehabilitation Medicine, and the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (ADRC).

Using current best practices in database and software development, OAC develops applications for research data collection and processing, including robust database designs with emphasis on data integrity and security. The OAC specializes in clinical research management systems (CRMS) integrated with secure online data collection.

~ Our Mission ~

Our mission is to support research computing and provide technology services for the Department of Psychiatry research community. We design and build customized research applications, manage, and securely store research data, and provide end-user computing support for researchers in the department.