This research data portal points researchers, research staff, and support personnel to the campus offices and resources that can help. Short pieces of guidance offer expertise on topics of data security and data management, and links to detailed information steer researchers and staff alike to data, technologies, tools, and services that can make the research effort a success.
Launched in 2019, Computing, Data Science, and Society (CDSS) is a transformative new division that brings together faculty and students from across disciplinary boundaries in a collaborative environment of discovery. Drawing on the comprehensive excellence of Berkeley, CDSS works across disciplines to advance the state of the art in computing, data science, information, and statistics, and to found new academic fields to address questions of societal significance. CDSS’ pathbreaking Data Science Education Program, created in partnership with faculty and students from a range of fields, prepares students to use data science ethically and masterfully to engage as informed citizens and leaders. Every semester, hundreds of undergraduates take advantage of teaching, curriculum development, and research opportunities with CDSS.
D-Lab helps Berkeley faculty, staff, and graduate students move forward with world-class research in data intensive social science by providing cross-disciplinary resources for in-depth consulting and advising, access to staff support, and training and provisioning for software and other infrastructure needs.
- Social Sciences Data Laboratory (D-Lab) The D-Lab provides a variety of services that support security in general, and research data security in specific. Selected services include:
The UC Berkeley Information Security Office (ISO) provides services and consulting that help support researchers working with Protected Data. ISO can assist researchers in complying with UCB campus security requirements, California's Committee for the Protection of Human Subjects (CPHS) data security requirements, and additional data security requirements found in external Data Use Agreements (DUAs). Learn more about the services and resources ISO offers to researchers.
- Industry Alliances Office (IAO)
If you seek data or software for research from any third party (it doesn't have to be a company), the Industry Alliances Office (IAO) will assist you by reviewing and executing a data or software agreement. The Industry Alliances Office (IAO) works with UC Berkeley employees and companies to enable innovative research relationships, negotiating all research contracts with private industry. The IAO has signed contracts with more than 1,300 companies worldwide.
- Office of Technology Licensing (OTL)
If you are seeking to send your data to another party, the Office of Technology Licensing (OTL) can assist you in putting together an outgoing data use or software agreement. The Office of Technology Licensing (OTL) maximizes the commercialization of UC Berkeley's innovations by establishing relationships and contractual agreements that benefit the public, support campus research and education, and reward inventors for their ingenuity. More than 600 innovative products and 240 startup companies have been born out of technology licensed by the OTL.
Research IT provides research data and computing technologies, consulting, and community for the UC Berkeley campus to advance research through IT innovation. The department includes the Research Data Management and Berkeley Research Computing programs. From identifying cloud, virtual machine, and high performance computing solutions to working with sensitive data, Research IT is poised at the intersection of research and technology. Research IT consultants can help understand researcher needs and match them to appropriate resources. Reach out to Research IT at: email@example.com
- Berkeley Research Computing - The Berkeley Research Computing (BRC) program supports research with a coordinated set of services across a range of computation and data analysis needs.
Globus at Berkeley - Globus Connect is ideal for transferring large files and/or large numbers of files at high speed.
Library Data Services assists researchers, faculty, staff, and students with data discovery, data purchase, organization, management, publication, re-use and curation. From creating a data management plan and finding the right kinds of data for your research to one-on-one consultations and assistance with your subject librarian, we're here to help you with most of your data needs. The Library advises across the entire research data lifecycle, including access, collection development, rights and data mining, data management, and data publication and reuse. Please contact us here
A partnership between Research IT and the Library, the Berkeley Research Data Management (RDM) Program helps researchers navigate the complex landscape of managing data before, during, and after their research. The program communicates data management best practices and helps researchers meet funder, policy, and university requirements, particularly related to the security and protection of data. A complete list of services can be viewed on the RDM website. Reach out to the Berkeley RDM Program at firstname.lastname@example.org
The California Digital Library provides transformative digital library services, grounded in campus partnerships and extended through external collaborations, that amplify the impact of the libraries, scholarship, and resources of the University of California.