The Ocean Sciences Centre Information Technology (OSCit) division has offices located in both main buildings at the Ocean Sciences Centre complex. Two full time personnel provide on-site computing services for faculty, staff and graduate students as well as visiting researchers.
OSCit oversees all computer and network related functions within the OSC complex and an ancillary building located near the main university campus. OSCit also act as a liaison for university shared services. The primary responsibilities are:
- Personal computer support
- Research systems consulting and support
- Network consultation and administration (local OSC network system only)
- Server systems administration
- Software consultation
- Image and data analysis facility
- Liaison services
Since many of our researchers are joint- or cross appointed with the Department of Biology, OSCit maintain an organizational working agreement with the Department of Biology computing office.
OSCit operate several mirrored network servers systems for authentication, remote access, data management, backup services, lab services and imaging and data analysis. OSCit currently has over 250 active computing devices, as well as an ancillary complex located on the main campus, in its operational template.