Find out more about Research IT.
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Research IT offers consulting for UC Berkeley researchers. From identifying the best computing solution to working with sensitive data, Research IT consultants are poised at the intersection of research and technology and can help. We are here to help understand your needs, match you to appropriate resources, and help you get started using them. Our diverse team is made up of experts in both data and computing from a wide variety of domains. 

The Digital Humanities at Berkeley initiative is a multi-year partnership between the Dean of Arts and Humanities and campus partners including Research IT, focused on building capacity for digital humanities research and teaching and connecting a variety of campus institutions.

Research IT has partnered with the Library to develop Research Data Management (RDM) services for the UC Berkeley campus. The program addresses current and emerging data management issues, compliance with policy requirements imposed by funders and by the University, and reduction of risk associated with the challenges of data stewardship.

The Berkeley Research Computing (BRC) program supports research with a coordinated set of services across a range of computation and data analysis needs. BRC includes consulting that ensures faculty are matched to the appropriate resources, and that the computation and data resources meet their needs. The BRC program is sponsored by the CIO, the Vice Chancellor for Research, and the Chancellor.

The Informatics Services unit works with faculty, museum, academic and research communities to identify, develop and deliver cyberinfrastructure and informatics solutions to the campus. The goals of this unit are directly linked to the education, research and outreach missions of the university.

Other organizations supporting research technology

AMPLab: The AMPLab works at the intersection of powerful machine learning, cloud computing, and crowdsourcing, to integrate Algorithms, Machines, and People to make sense of Big Data.

CDL: The California Digital Library collaborates with UC Libraries to change the ways that faculty, students, and researchers discover and access information.

D-Lab: The D-Lab helps Berkeley faculty, staff, and graduate students move forward with world-class research in data intensive social science.

MGCF: The Molecular Graphics and Computation Facility provides high-performance computer graphics and computing resources for research and educational uses in chemistry.

QB3: The California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences harnesses the quantitative sciences of physics and engineering to understand biological systems at all levels of complexity, from atoms and molecules to cells, tissues, and entire living organisms.

Looking for desktop/laptop support?

Staff and Faculty can call CSS IT at 510-664-9000, option 1; or email itcsshelp@berkeley.edu. Students can visit the Student Computer Consulting Services web site, call 510-664-4188, or e-mail sccs-cafe@berkeley.edu.