Note: Starting March 11, 2020, Research IT consultations are moving online during campus response to coronavirus. Consulting is an important part of Research IT's Berkeley Research Computing, Digital Humanities, Museum Informatics, and Research Data Management programs. From identifying what computing solution will best address an individual project's needs to discussing topic modeling systems that can accommodate classical Chinese text, Research IT consultants can help scholars work through common and less-common situations at the intersection of research and technology. For projects that need more extensive help or hands-on assistance, Research IT consultants can be written into grant applications.

More information about online consultations: In response to the actions that campus is taking to help limit coronavirus (COVID-19) risk, we in Research IT are moving most of our consultations online. This includes Research Data Management consultations as well as those for our Berkeley Research Computing services (Savio, AEoD, and Cloud).

If you already have a consultation scheduled, someone from Research IT will contact you. Email if you have any questions.

To initiate a new consultation, please send email to or any other list or individual. A Research IT consultant will schedule a consultation with you via Zoom or Google Hangout.

Research IT consultants will be available for an online consultation during our usual drop-in hours. Send email to . If you go to the Academic Innovation Studio (117 Dwinelle) the students at the desk will contact an RIT consultant or provide other instructions

See Berkeley Research Computing, Digital Humanities, Museum Informatics and/or Research Data Management for more information about how to contact consultants in each of those areas.