Data Storage & Backup

Amy Neeser

Working at the intersection of Libraries and IT, I have experience with data in all aspects of the research lifecycle. My professional and research interests include interdisciplinary and open digital scholarship, innovative uses of technologies in academic environments, and critical digital literacy.

As the Consulting + Outreach Lead in Research IT at UC Berkeley, I coordinate the consulting efforts across the Data Management and Research Computing programs to offer a holistic approach to data and computation. I also facilitate Research IT's community, partnership, and outreach...

Karen Fernsler

Karen Fernsler is a HPC Systems Engineer who builds and maintains HPC LInux clusters at the Lab and on the UC Berkeley campus for the Berkeley Research Computing program. In addition to being the group’s Globus expert, she also supports Linux in various flavors for servers and workstations for the ALS and Molecular Foundry national user facilities.

John White

John White is an HPC Systems Engineer specializing in storage systems. He works with customers from day one of cluster design through implementation, maintenance, and eventual retirement. Most of his career has involved design and implementation of parallel file systems, but his work touches almost every aspect of HPC work within the SCG.

Ken Lutz

Director of Research IT

Rick Jaffe

Guidance and referrals regarding data management strategies; DMPs for grants; data discovery, storage, security, privacy, sharing, publication, and preservation.

Mark Yashar

Research IT / BRC Domain Consultant and HPC User Support; Research Specialist at UCB CITRIS

Erin Foster

Erin is the Service Lead for the UC Berkeley Research Data Management Program. In this role, Erin oversees the program and its services to academic departments and service units and is responsible for providing leadership and collaborative coordination to ensure the success of this university-wide program. Erin supports researchers with services related to the management of research data. These services range from communicating best practices to advising on available technical solutions to offering a sympathetic ear. Erin collaborates with colleagues to...

Chris Hoffman

As Associate Director of Research IT at UC Berkeley, Chris leads a set of research computing and data services and projects. He is program director for the campus-wide Research Data Management Program, a partnership with the university library that helps researchers with their data management challenges across the project lifecycle. Through the Secure Research Data and Compute initiative, he is leading efforts to improve services for researchers working with restricted data. Chris also leads UC Berkeley’s Informatics Services program and partners with campus museums and research...

Anna Sackmann

Anna is the Data Services Librarian at the UC Berkeley Library. In this role, Anna oversees the Library Data Services Program, which guides scholars to discover, access, share, and preserve data through dataset acquisition, discovery and librarian-led instruction and consultations. She collaborates closely with librarians and other data focused campus organizations in order to provide holistic data support for researchers, faculty, and students.