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UCB Research IT participates in NSF-sponsored ACI-REF workshop

UC Berkeley’s Research IT group was invited to participate in the ARCC Workshop hosted by Clemson University in March of this year. The workshop was presented in partnership with the NSF-sponsored program for Advanced Cyberinfrastructure Research and Education Facilitators (ACI-REF) and the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA).

CollectionSpace service gains manager and technical lead

John B. Lowe

John Lowe has accepted the role of technical lead and manager for the CollectionSpace service at UC Berkeley. CollectionSpace is an open-source collections information management system used by five UC Berkeley museums, and other museums around the world.

In his new role, John oversees systems operations and maintenance, collaborates with museum staff to address their collections management needs, and designs and develops web applications, reports, and other software related to CollectionSpace.

Berkeley Prosopography Services Receives Research Seminar Grant from Social Sciences Matrix

Research IT Associate Director Patrick Schmitz and Berkeley Prosopography Services co-director, Laurie Pearce (Near Eastern Studies), have been awarded a Resarch Seminar Grant by the Social Science Matrix.  Building on last semester’s prospecting seminars, this series will continue to explore issues related to digital prosopography (historical social network analysis) more deeply.

Consulting Summit brings together campus units

Consulting Summit on January 26, 2015

On Monday, January 26, Research IT, the D-Lab and the Berkeley Institute for Data Sciences (BIDS) hosted a workshop to bring together groups who offer consultation services to campus researchers. The Consulting Summit’s goal was to share the nature and scope of efforts across nearly two dozen organizations on the campus, discuss the challenges they face, and explore opportunities for coordination across units.