For your convenience, we have created some boiler-plate text for you to use or modify as needed when you need to describe, reference, or acknowledge the Shared Computing Cluster (SCC) and Research Computing Service (RCS) in your grant proposals and articles for publication. If you should need assistance modifying or elaborating on the text for your purposes, please don’t hesitate to contact us at


For those authors who used the SCC and/or RCS resources in the research they are writing about.

Facilities Description

Includes a brief description as well as additional details covering the SCC, MGHPCC, networking, software, training, and consulting. download RCS-Standard-Documents-Facilities-03.15.2021.pdf

BU 2020 Cyberinfrastructure Plan

The Research Computing Governance Committee has approved a high level Cyberinfrastructure Plan for the University. download BU-CI-Plan-2020.pdf

dbGaP Compliance

For those researchers (usually genomics) who use dbGaP data that must be stored as specified by NIH. download PDF