Types of Service Agreements

OSC clients can access OSC resources through a variety of service agreements and mechanisms, as detailed below:

General Ohio Academic Research Projects:

  • Available to: Faculty members or research scientists who maintain a full-time position at an Ohio academic institution
  • Description: Ohio academic clients are eligible for highly subsidized access to OSC resources, with fees generally only being charged above certain resource thresholds. These clients must submit a proposal that is potentially peer-reviewed and/or approved by their host insitution.
  • More details: See the page on Academic Fee Structure or Project Applications

 

Ohio Academic Classroom Projects:

  • Available to: Faculty members or research scientists who teach a class at an Ohio academic institution
  • Description: Classroom projects are not typically charged any fees. These clients must submit a proposal that is potentially peer-reviewed.
  • More details: See the page on Classroom Projects 

 

High Queue-priority Ohio Academic Projects:

  • Available to: Faculty members or research scientists who maintain a full-time position at an Ohio academic institution
  • Description: Ohio academic clients wanting dedicated or leased nodes (e.g. a condo) or higher queue priorities can pay fees for such high-priority access. These clients must sign a service agreement.
  • More details: Contact OSC Sales

 

Other Projects:

  • Available to: Businesses/companies, non-Ohio-based academic entities, nonprofit organizations, governmental offices, hospitals or other organizations (which do not need to be based in Ohio). 
  • Description: All clients not affiliated with an Ohio academic institution must sign a service agreement, provide a $500 deposit and pay for resource usage according to a standard price list. In most cases, they typically also need to provide their own license for commercial software packages.
  • More details: Contact OSC Sales