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The Research Studio

this is service is a service from Washington University Libraries to provide remote access to specialized software.

Using the Research Studio Remotely

Steps to Remote Access

1. Make a Reservation

Create a reservation in our RESERVATION SYSTEM 48 hours ahead of your desired appointment time,

  • Click Next available or if you have a specific date in mind, click Go to date.

Reservations must be made 48 hours in advance to allow for processing.

  • Read and agree to the terms of services and conditions before continuing. Continuing with the reservation implies you agreed with terms of service.
  • Enter your details and indicate what software you intend to use.

2. Confirmation

You will receive a confirmation email with login instructions.

3. Time of Reservation

  • Log into the Campus VPN.
  • Follow the connection link under directions in your confirmation email.
  • Download the connection link
  • Log into the system with your WUSTL key.  Be sure to include the "accounts" domain with your WUSTL key username - accounts\<your wustl key>.

4. Remember to log out at the end of your session.

By submitting this request you agree to:

  1. While the standard booking time is 2 hours per day, the maixum booking time 6 hours per day.
  2. Only access the system during your confirmed session time.
  3. Log out a the end of your scheduled time.
  4. Having your privilege revoked if the agreements or terms of service are breached.
  5. Terms of Service:

Washington University Libraries provides the Research Studio remote desktop connection to WashU students, faculty, staff, and other authorized members of the Washington University community.  The Research Studio workstations provide access to specialized software and tools for conducting data analysis (full list of software available here). This is a shared resource available only to members of the WashU community to further educational, research, medical, service, and University-related activities and missions.  

WashU community members are responsible for all activity involving their WashU accounts, and are granted privileges and responsibilities with these accounts. These privileges must not to be used to violate any university policy, or city, state, or federal laws or regulations.  

Circumventing WashU policies to compromise the security of an account, system, devices, network, or WashU partner will not be tolerated. Users will adhere to the terms of all End User License Agreements and Terms of Service for the software provided, and consent to the terms by the log in and use of the software on the Research Studio workstations. Access may be revoked immediately in cases of misuse or threat to WashU systems and networks. 

For questions about use of Research Studio remote desktop, please contact Washington University Libraries


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