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Research Support Group

The Research Support Group is a multi-functional and multi-faceted team that provides consultations for faculty, staff, and students in carrying out qualitative and quantitative research. The group provides advice on research design, data collection, and data analysis. It also provides front-line support for use of the Virtual Computing Lab and the High Performance Computing Cluster. We support research intended for academic publication, research for undergraduate and master’s theses, as well as doctoral dissertations. We also assist students in the use of research software for class assignments. 

Our full time staff are doctoral level researchers, with more than 60 years combined experience performing academic research. Our part time staff is made of up masters and doctoral students from a variety of disciplines at American University.



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Software Support

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Virtual Computer Lab (VCL)


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High Performance Computing

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CTRL Lab Info

Fall & Spring Hours:
Mon - Thur: 9:30 am - 8:30 pm
Fri: 9:30 am - 7 pm
Sat: 12 pm - 7 pm
Sun: Closed

Summer & Winter Break Hours:
Mon - Fri: 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Sat - Sun: Closed

Hurst Hall, Room 202

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For help with CTRL supported activities, visit the lab during business hours, call 202-885-3862, email For people who are traveling, we can arrange for support via Skype - contact us for more information.

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