User Application


This is the ARSC User Application form.

Each prospective user must complete this form.

This form should take approximately 10 minutes to complete.

User Information

Project Information

Is this UserID application for an existing project, or for a new project?

If this request is for a new project the Principle Investigator must complete a new project application.  If this request is to be added to an existing project, please complete the following:


Select the hardware resources that you will be utilizing for your research:

Available Systems

UNIX Shell - Select a login shell


I understand the information submitted on this form will be used to evaluate my eligibility for an ARSC User ID. I attest that the information submitted on this form is true and correct to the best of my knowledge. If I am granted access to ARSC systems I will read, understand, and abide by the rules, policies, and procedures regarding the use of ARSC resources.

ARSC Account Agreement

The following paragraph applies to the Principal Investigator only: 

Annual Report

I understand that as a condition of continued access to ARSC resources, I will submit a brief annual report on this project describing research objectives, computational methodology, current results and significance. This report shall include references to all publications (per: Credit paragraph below).

The following paragraphs apply to all users: 

ARSC Account Policies 

I acknowledge personal responsibility for my account credentials and understand that I am responsible for their security. I will protect my account from misuse. I will not share my account or its credentials with anyone for any reason. I hereby attest that I have read, understand, and agree to be bound by the rules, policies, and procedures regarding my access to ARSC resources. (see: ). I agree to report to ARSC any problems I encounter while using ARSC systems, or any misuse of accounts or passwords by other persons which may occur and come to my knowledge. I understand that ARSC will investigate each incident.  

Restrictions and Auditing 

I will not execute, copy or store copyrighted or proprietary software or information on ARSC systems without proper authorization. I understand that I am not allowed to process sensitive or classified information on ARSC resources. I understand that as a user of ARSC systems, my activities are audited and that misuse of ARSC resources may result in disciplinary action and/or revocation of current, or denial of future computing privileges.  


I agree that I will include the following credit: "This work was supported in part by a grant of HPC resources from the Arctic Region Supercomputing Center " in any publications that result from research supported by this grant. I will submit a copy of each of these publications to ARSC (the copies can be included with the annual report).  


I understand that ARSC makes a reasonable attempt to ensure the availability and integrity of my data and software through regular on-site backups of my home directory. ARSC does not maintain off-site backups of user data and I agree to assume all responsibility for the risk of loss of my data and software--regardless of the cause of that loss. I understand that ARSC makes a reasonable attempt to ensure the availability of its HPC resources and that periodically, any or all of these systems may go down for scheduled or unscheduled maintenance. I agree that it is my responsibility to ensure the recoverability of my data, wherever feasible, should any of my jobs be unexpectedly restarted or lost due to a downtime.

*** Important Note Prior to Submitting ***

If your window does not change to the words "Thank You!" after clicking the "Submit form to ARSC" button below, there is a required entry missing in your application.  Please find that missing entry (flagged with red writing), enter the appropriate data, then resubmit.

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