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Academic research

Researchers around the world are using Microsoft Azure to enable them to accelerate their research. Microsoft Azure provides an open, flexible, global platform that supports multiple programming languages, tools, and frameworks allowing researchers to achieve faster results and achieve more using the cloud.

Azure Secure Research Portal - available in private preview

Scale research at your institution, secure consortium collaboration, and simplify research computing with the Azure Secure Research Portal. To learn more and get started with private preview, contact your Microsoft Sales Representative.

Explore insights, visualizations and data sources

Once research teams are empowered to analyze, exploring data is paramount to uncovering new truths and patterns, and accelerating discoveries.

Case Study

AI makes a splash in protecting Alaska’s ice seals and beluga whales

Learn how the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration used AI to monitor endangered beluga whales, ice seals, polar bears, and more, shaving years off the time it takes to get data into the right hands to protect the animals.

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ANU pioneers the next generation by moving to the cloud

At Australian National University researchers in the of The John Curtin School of Medical Research use Microsoft Azure to conduct studies using genome-scale data. This groundbreaking work has shown how cloud computing can be harnessed to tackle genome analysis, simulations, and visualizations, potentially opening the door for widespread clinical application.

Innovate and accelerate research with AI and cloud computing

Scientific research institutions are using high-performing AI and cloud computing services from Microsoft to take their work to new levels.

PODCAST

How Rush University accelerated scientific research with cloud computing

Listen to this podcast to learn how Rush University used cloud computing to fast-track scientific research.

Case Study

Duke University and Microsoft AI for Health join forces to create unique COVID-19 ventilator

Learn how tech and science professionals from Duke University and Microsoft AI for Health raced against the clock to win approval for emergency use of a unique ventilator to help COVID-19 patients, just as hospitals faced shortages.

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Share resources, workloads, and expertise

Collaborative research and data sharing can act as a catalyst for existing research, or potential discoveries on the cusp of a breakthrough.

Case Study

A massive high-performance computing experiment enabled by Azure

To conduct a massive, applied cryptography experiment, Bar-Ilan University needed the fastest, most cost-effective HPC solution available. Microsoft Azure helped them process 100 trillion messages in just two weeks – work that previously would have taken six months.

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Collaborate with a community of researchers

The Research Technology Professionals community facilitates peer-to-peer collaboration, cloud skills development, and cloud-powered research, all designed to accelerate time-to-insights and breakthroughs.

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Research Solutions

Microsoft technology can help unlock your academic research potential.

Microsoft Azure

Build, deploy, and manage applications with the comprehensive set of cloud services in Microsoft Azure.

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Power BI

Deliver insights and connect to hundreds of data sources, simplify data prep, and drive ad hoc analysis with Power BI.

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Windows Server

Deliver new layers of security and Azure-inspired innovation for applications and infrastructure with cloud-ready Windows Server 2016.

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SQL Server

Bring the real-time intelligence, industry-leading performance, and security of SQL Server 2017 to the platform of your choice.

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Microsoft Partner Network

Microsoft partners are recognized worldwide for their expertise. They can deliver on your Education licensing requirements, and provide solutions and services to address your needs.

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Resources for Academic Research

Explore training and resources to help you get the most from Azure.

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Join the Microsoft Research Technology Professionals community, dedicated to all technology professionals that work in universities or research institutions, and enabling research through software, technology, and infrastructure.

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