OARC supports users of most shared computing systems at Rutgers.

For all levels of assistance (to ask a beginner question or request advanced support), please contact us at help@oarc.rutgers.edu. Our entire support team will see your message and the team members who are best able to help will respond.

For up to date Boilerplate Language to use on grants regarding OARC resources, please contact us.

The Amarel Cluster

A “condominium” style computing environment for all

User Guides and Training Resources

The Perceval Cluster

an NIH-funded cluster for NIH-funded research

Investigators with active NIH funding are eligible to use Perceval. A condition of access to the Perceval cluster is the requirement to acknowledge its use in any publications resulting from NIH-funded research that has benefited from the use of Perceval. The following text is recommended: “Computational resources were provided by the Office of Advanced Research Computing (OARC) at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, under the National Institutes of Health Grant No. S10OD012346”


Rutgers is now a member of the DMPTool, a free data management plan resource for researchers! This is an open source data management plan tool recommended by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Institute for Health (NIH), and other large funding agencies who require such plans for award proposals.

The tool includes general guidance to assist you with:

  • Creating ready-to-use data management plans for specific agencies
  • Meeting funder requirements for data management plans
  • Step-by-step instructions and guidance when building your data management plan
  • Resources and services available at Rutgers to help fulfill the data management requirements of your grant