Working together to achieve our goals

PSC’s collaborations with major institutions and vendors enable us to promote and support innovative projects and programs with short- and long-term national and international impact on our lives and the lives of future generations. Our collaborative efforts help develop the best possible solutions for the scientific, engineering, research, and education communities.

Current collaborations


ACCESS, the NSF’s Advanced Cyberinfrastructure Coordination Ecosystem Services and Support program, succeeds the XSEDE program, of which PSC was a leading member.

PSC leads Allocations Services, responsible for providing equitable access to NSF-funded cyberinfrastructure resources for the nation’s  research and education community with the goal of enabling discoveries at scales beyond the reach of an individual or regional academic institution.

Brain Image Library

Brain Image Library (BIL), a national public resource and collaboration with CMU’s Molecular Biosensor and Imaging Center and the University of Pittsburgh’s Center for Biologic Imaging, enables researchers to deposit, analyze, mine, share and interact with large brain-image datasets.

Human BioMolecular Atlas Program

The Human BioMolecular Atlas Program (HuBMAP), a mapping system for human tissues funded by the National Institutes of Health, is a collaboration between PSC and the Department of Biomedical Informatics (DBMI) at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. PSC and DBMI are working with a number of other teams as part of the HuBMAP Integration, Visualization and Engagement (HIVE) Collaboratory.


The Cellular Senescence Network (SenNet) is funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Common Fund and overseen in collaboration with the National Institute on Aging and National Cancer Institute. Through coordination by scientists in Pittsburgh, SenNet will create a navigable, 3D map of the body that offers data and analysis on cellular aging, shedding light on nerve degeneration, diabetes, cancer, and normal tissue functions.

Trusted CI

Trusted CI works directly with the NSF open science community to tackle individual cybersecurity related projects and challenges and to share best practices through in-depth engagement, training, webinars, and publications. Trusted CI also hosts the annual NSF Cybersecurity Summit, bringing together over one hundred members of the research community to share cybersecurity experiences and form key relationships.

Latest news from our collaborations

Summer Interns Finish on a High Note

PSC offered students a variety of real-life, hands-on and skill-building projects during their internships this summer

$20 Million in Renewed Grants from NIH Will Provide Data Infrastructure and Leadership to International Collaboration to Map Human Body at Cellular Resolution

Four years of additional funding to PSC, Pitt, CMU and Stanford will provide the HuBMAP Consortium with data infrastructure and leadership in community engagement to build a human reference atlas

Meet PSC’s Summer Interns

We didn’t have to search hard to find qualified students for PSC’s Summer Internship Program. Over 100 students applied for the five available positions. Let’s meet them and find out what projects they’re working on this summer.

PSC and Partners to Lead $7.5-Million Project to Allocate Access on NSF Supercomputers

Five-year RAMPS grant will democratize entry to NSF high performance computers; PSC also partner in CONECT, a $20-million grant to operate system

$125 Million in Grants to Study Cellular Aging to Be Coordinated from Pittsburgh

NIH-funded SenNet to Create 3D Atlas of Aging Tissues, Shedding Light on Nerve Degeneration, Diabetes, Cancer and Normal Tissue Functions

HuBMAP Inaugural Data Release: Detailed Anatomical Data about Seven Human Organs for Scientists, Public

Detailed, 3D anatomical data and genetic sequences of healthy tissues from seven organ types, at the level of individual cells as well as many bulk tissue datasets, available to scientists everywhere

Previous collaborations


The National Center for Multiscale Modeling of Biological Systems (MMBioS) developed tools to advance and facilitate cutting-edge research at the interface between high performance computing and the life sciences. The overarching goal was the predictive multi-scale modeling of the spatiotemporal organization and evolution of neuro-signaling systems and events.


NCGAS was a collaboration between Indiana University and Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center that focused on supporting researchers with genomics projects funded by the National Science Foundation or aligned with the NSF mission. PSC provided computing resources, bioinformatics software, datasets, and consulting services, making it easier for scientists to do science.


Building on experience and a reputation as a national supercomputing center, PSC was a leading partner in the Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE), a central system for researchers to share computing resources.