Digital Academic Research Transformation (formerly PMACS)

Business Communication Platforms Announcement


Penn has signed an enterprise agreement with Zoom to provide for meetings, chatting, and video conferencing for University and  PSOM-affiliated staff. View the Zoom Help Guide to learn more about this new tool.

Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams is another alternative for meetings, chat, and video conferencing for Penn Medicine (including the Perelman School of Medicine). See more information on Teams.

Originally formed in 2012 as Penn Medicine Academic Computing Services (PMACS) to provide computing services for the Perelman School of Medicine‚Äôs departments, centers, and institutes, Digital Academic Research Transformation (DART) has grown and matured into a 140+ department of technology professionals providing a wide range of services including:

  • Desktop Support
  • Server Administration
  • Storage Management
  • Both High Performance Computing (HPC) and Limited Performance Computing (LPC)
  • Software development
  • Web design and development
  • Database development
  • Enterprise application development and support
  • Consulting services that provide options to best support research initiatives

DART is focused on delivering state of the art technology solutions in the most cost-conscious manner in support of the education, administrative and research needs of the Perelman School of Medicine.