Research IT

Research IT provides research computing technologies, consulting, and community for the Berkeley campus. Our fundamental goal is to help campus faculty and students with their research by providing the best IT tools as inexpensively as possible. Research IT offers three core services to the campus. We provide research information technologies such as high performance computing (HPC), research data management, research application development, and data analysis tools. We offer consulting that ranges from grant proposal development, to data management plans, to strategic planning for campus services. Finally, Research IT works with campus centers, colleges, and other units to build collaborative communities of researchers and IT professionals. In short, Research IT’s mission is to be a trusted partner to the campus research community. Research IT works in close partnership with the Vice Chancellor for Research Office and other campus technology services units.

More About Research IT

CollectionSpace for Campus Museums
Research IT deploys CollectionSpace for campus museums to manage their collections and carry out many of their other day-to-day business activities, and provides ongoing support for these systems.

Research Data Management Service
Research IT has partnered with the Library to develop Research Data Management (RDM) services for the UC Berkeley campus. These services address 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.

Berkeley Research Computing/Analytics Environments on Demand
Researchers need easy access to analytic computing environments that are designed to fit their needs. BRC's Analytics Environments on-Demand (AEoD) service is designed for researchers who need to run analytic software packages (such as ArcGIS, Stata, SPSS, R Studio, etc.) on a platform that is scaled up from a standard laptop or workstation, in a Windows-based environment.

Cloud Computing Support
The Berkeley Research Computing (BRC) Cloud Computing Support program offers consulting assistance, documentation, and tools to help faculty and other campus researchers obtain access to and effectively use cloud computing resources.

High Performance Computing
The BRC High Performance Computing service offers and supports access to the Savio Institutional/Condo Cluster, providing Berkeley's campus researchers with state-of-the-art, professionally-administered computing systems and ancillary infrastructure.

Find Support

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.

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