IT infrastructure, also known as computing, data and cloud infrastructure, enables researchers to pursue questions that require the processing of large volumes of data and/or the use of high computing power.
This type of research infrastructure, which is increasingly vital in our digital world, can carry out modelling, simulations and analyses of large datasets. The institutions offering this kind of infrastructure provide a hardware and software environment and the expertise needed to run it. At the Leibniz Association, IT infrastructure is often closely linked to information infrastructure. For example, results generated using IT infrastructure, such as datasets and codes, can be made available in a reusable form and archived.