UC Berkeley Library

Data/GIS

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Library Data Lab

The Data Lab in Doe Library offers support to data users across all disciplines. Services include:

  • Research assistance in locating, recommending, and acquiring numeric data.
  • Statistical software support for such packages as R, Stata, SPSS, SAS, and Python.
  • Instructional support for courses with a data analysis component.
  • Workstations and laptops loaded with commonly used data analysis software.
  • Space for individual and group work.

Access is restricted to current UC Berkeley students, staff, and faculty.

GIS Services

The Earth Sciences & Map Library supports geographic information system (GIS) software and data services across all disciplines for the UC Berkeley campus. The library collects GIS data for areas around the world, with an emphasis on the San Francisco Bay Area and northern California.

Data Management

  • Research Data Management (UC Berkeley) - An online guide and consulting services to help you navigate the increasingly complex landscape of data planning, storage, and sharing.
  • Dash - An easy, self service tool for researchers to publish their datasets.
  • DataUp - An open source tool helping researchers document, manage, and archive their tabular data, DataUp operates within the scientist's workflow and integrates with Microsoft® Excel.
  • DMPTool - An online tool for building data management plans with step-by-step instructions and guidance for meeting specific funding agency requirements.
  • EZID - A service that makes it simple to obtain and manage long-term identifiers (i.e., DOIs and ARKs) for digital content. Berkeley researchers can request a free account by contacting researchdata@berkeley.edu.
  • Data Purchase Program - The Library is accepting applications for a program to acquire data sets (through purchase or licensing) to support campus research needs.

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