Scientific IT Services (SIS) is a section of ETH IT Services. We are a team of engineers, scientists and technicians. We have in-depth experience of software development, high performance computing and applied computer science. Our customers benefit from a uniquely diverse scientific background in areas such as mathematics, physics, chemistry, or biology.


The Scientific IT Services (SIS) section consists of four groups:

  • High Performance Computing (HPC). The focus of this group is to provide first-class HPC resources to ETH researchers.
  • Scientific Software and Data Management (SSDM). The focus of this group is to write complex software systems for data acquisition, analysis and research data management.
  • Research IT Platforms (RP) The focus of this group is to run and maintain OpenScience services to organize, manage and analyze research data - this includes solutions for confidential research data (e.g. biomedical patient data) – as well as consult researchers on all aspects of their day-to-day research data management.
  • Computational and Data Science Support (CDSS). The focus of this group is to assist researchers by providing solutions for computational processing and data analysis.

ETH Scientific IT Services is a member of the Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics


For a list of SIS members, see here.