Nuffield College is at the forefront of using information technology in social sciences research. This ranges from data analysis to research into new, computationally-intensive, techniques. Fellows of the College are involved in the development of internationally renowned statistical and econometric software. The College also hosts a number of important web-based academic resources.
This prominent position is reflected in the provision of extensive computing facilities. The College has a dedicated IT department, consisting of the Director of IT, IT Infrastructure Analyst, IT Support Officer and IT Officer. Every student room has a link to the College network and the Internet. New students are provided with a generous computer start-up allowance. If a computer is not purchased then these funds are rolled into the student's research allowance. Wired and wireless networks provide access to printers, central file stores, academic and compute servers and appropiate applications. The College has particular rules regarding connecting machines to the network
Additional computing resources are provided by the University, the Department of Economics, the Department of Politics and International Relations, and the Department of Sociology.