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Data & Software
Hardware for UC Berkeley students
Student Technology Equity Program (STEP)
A program of Technology @ Berkeley, STEP provides free loaner laptops, Wi-Fi hotspots, or other peripherals such as webcams and headphones to undergraduate and graduate students based on financial need, previous support received, and instructional role (e.g., GSI). STEP accepts applications on a rolling basis throughout the academic year, while supplies last.
Software for UC Berkeley faculty, staff and students
Software @ Berkeley
Download site for software licensed campuswide and freely available to UC Berkeley faculty, staff and students with CalNet authentication.
Collaboration, file sharing and storage
Please contact Research Data Management (firstname.lastname@example.org) before storing or sharing human data.
Berkeley-wide calendaring system. Schedule events and meetings and set up notifications.
Berkeley instance of Google Drive. Limited storage being phased in through April 2023.
50 GB of online file storage and sharing, available to UCB faculty, staff, and students.
2 GB storage for collaborative courses and projects.
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
Research Data Management at UC Berkeley
Learn more about RDM services at UC Berkeley.
Research Data Management Program
Consulting, training and documentation in all things data: collection, classification & security, organization, sharing, storage, backup & transfer.
Data Management General Guidance
Information on formatting, organizing, documenting, storing, sharing, preserving and citing data. [CDL]
NIH scientific data sharing policies
Information on NIH's sharing policies for scientific data, genomic sequences, research tools, model organisms, and more.
NSF data management plan requirements
Guidelines from the National Science Foundation on the data management plans required for all grant proposals. [NSF]
The Data Management Planning Tool offers step-by-step templates for many different funders, including NSF, NIH, and USDA.
An open-source, research data curation and publication platform. Berkeley is a partner and offers Dryad as a free service for all Berkeley researchers to publish and archive their data. Datasets published in Dryad receive a citation and can be versioned at any time. Dryad is integrated with hundreds of journals and is an easy way to both publish data and comply with funder and publisher mandates.
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
Software training, workshops and consultations
Join the e-mail lists of these organizations to receive announcements about workshops, seminars, and other events.
Library workshop calendar
Drop-in workshops on citation managers, productivity software, advanced literature searching, bioinformatics tools, data visualization, R, and other topics.
Berkeley Institute for Data Science (BIDS) Events
Software trainings, workshops, conferences, and poster sessions for data-intensive research.
California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences (QB3)
Focusses on the intersection of the physical and biological sciences and engineering. Programs include graduate and postdoc career development, undergraduate biotech internships, lab fundamentals bootcamp, and the Science Leadership and Management seminar (SLAM).Research areas
Trainings and workshops for commonly used statistical software such as R and Python. D-Lab also offers consultations and hosts working groups. Subscribe to the D-Lab newsletter
for announcements of upcoming workshops.
Innovative Genomics Institute
IGI researchers deploy genome engineering to address disease, food security and environmental issues.Research programs
The NCBI section of the NLM YouTube channel features dozens of video tutorials on using NCBI tools and other resources.
NCBI webinars and courses
Both upcoming and archived/recorded webinars and online courses from NCBI.
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.
UCSF Library Events Calendar
Trainings offered by the UCSF Library. Contact instructor for permission to attend.
Neuroscience data sources