Eligibility: To be eligible for an account on HiPerGator, you must be on an education or research project that has as one of its Principal or Co-Principal investigators a faculty or staff member at the University of Florida.
For your request to be approved, it must indicate a faculty sponsor with a Research Computing investment. If your faculty sponsor does not have an investment, they can obtain one by using our price sheets to decide what resources to invest in, then submitting a purchase request.
GatorLink Account Holders
Following the above link, you will be prompted to log into your GatorLink account to begin the account request.
When an account request is received, Research Computing staff will contact your sponsor to approve your access to the sponsor’s investment; the account will not be created until verification is received. Upon sponsor verification, your account will be created and you will receive an email with the information you need to access Research Computing facilities. The process generally takes less than 24 hours, but may be delayed if we do not receive a quick response from your sponsor.
Sponsors requesting accounts will have their accounts created automatically once faculty membership is verified.
Non-GatorLink Account Holders
If you are a non-UF research collaborator, a GatorLink account will need to be created in addition to the creation of your HiPerGator credentials. As such, a separate form needs to be filled out and reviewed by University of Florida staff.
When an account is received, University staff will contact your sponsor to approve the access, then create GatorLink credentials. Once those credentials are in service, the account creation will be passed on to Research Computing staff to complete the HiPerGator portion of the account activation process.
The process generally takes less than 24 hours, but may be delayed if we do not receive a quick response from your sponsor.