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Software for UC Berkeley faculty, staff and students
Download site for software licensed campuswide and freely available to UC Berkeley faculty, staff and students with CalNet authentication.
Software training, workshops and consultations
Join the e-mail lists of these organizations to receive announcements about workshops and other events.
Science Libraries workshop and events calendar
Drop-in workshops on citation managers, productivity software, advanced literature searching, bioinformatics tools, and other topics.
Berkeley Institute for Data Science (BIDS) Events
Software trainings, workshops, conferences, and poster sessions for data-intensive research.
Computational Genomics Resource Laboratory (CGRL) Workshop Wiki
Training in analytical tools and methods for next-generation sequence data. CGRL also offers consultations, wet labs, and computing infrastructure.
Trainings and workshops for commonly used statistical software such as R and Python. D-Lab also offers consultations and hosts working groups.
UC Davis Genome Center
Intensive (often multi-day) workshops and trainings for genomics tools and analysis. Fees are sometimes charged (UC participants receive discounts). UC Davis can be reached via the Davis/Berkeley shuttle
, BART/Amtrak, or car.
Collaboration, file sharing and storage
Berkeley instance of Google Drive; unlimited storage.
Unlimited online file storage and sharing, available to UCB faculty, staff, and students
File storage for collaborative projects (2 GB)
Electronic Lab Notebooks (ELNs)
The Jupyter Notebook is an open source, interactive data science and scientific computing platform for research data documentation.
The following ELNs offer free trials or versions (UC Berkeley does not recommend or discourage the use of any particular ELN)
Data Management: Guidance
The Data Management Planning Tool offers step-by-step templates for many different funders, including NSF, NIH, and USDA.
Dash is a simple self-service tool for publishing datasets and for finding reusable data published by other researchers.
Create persistent identifiers for data, samples, and archived files.
Open Researcher and Contributor ID enables you to register a unique and persistent personal identifier. ORCID enables links between you and your articles, presentations, and other products of scholarship.
Data Management: Repositories
Data Acquisition and Access Program
The Data Acquisition and Access Program (DAAP) enables UC Berkeley faculty, students and staff to request data that require purchase, licensing or are otherwise restricted. Made possible through a partnership between the University Libraries and the D-Lab, this program is focused on datasets that require license or user agreements to access.
The program has an open call for faculty, students and staff to submit requests for data. More information on the criteria and eligibility for inclusion in this program can be found on the DAAP Guide.