Service Cost Description
Qualtrics Free to UC users

Qualtrics is a powerful, full-featured web-based platform for creating, sharing and conducting online surveys. Berkeley provides access to all basic features of this software to all campus members.

DASH Free to UC users

Dash is a self-service tool where you can publish your research data as well as discover data sets that have been uploaded and shared by other researchers.

Figshare Free to public

Figshare is a repository where users can make all of their research outputs available in a citable, shareable and discoverable manner. Figshare allows users to upload any file format to be made visualisable in the browser so that figures, datasets, media, papers, posters, presentations and filesets can be disseminated.

Merritt repository

Merritt is a cost-effective repository service that lets the UC community manage, archive, and share its valuable digital content. Merritt is an excellent option for users that would like to programmatically submit their data to a free, trusted, UC-supported data repository.

re3data is a global registry of research data repositories that covers research data repositories from different academic disciplines. It presents repositories for the permanent storage and access of data sets to researchers, funding bodies, publishers and scholarly institutions. promotes a culture of sharing, increased access and better visibility of research data.

Research Data Domain Glossary

This section of the CASRAI dictionary is a pilot to demonstrate the value of a dedicated set of terms for the Research Data Domain. Each term has a unique identifier (UUID) and a URL that can be used as references to enhance reading comprehension of documents by hyperlinking terms to their definition.

Cancer Genomics Hub

The unprecedented amounts of data generated require a central location for cancer genomes to be uploaded by geographically dispersed genome sequencers and genome analysis centers. The Cancer Genomics Hub (CGHub) is a central repository for the genomics information for three different National Cancer Institute (NCI) programs, including The Cancer Genomics Atlas (TCGA).

Cloud Computing - Virtual Machine Recurring subscription

IST’s Virtual Machine Service leverages VMware’s vSphere 5, offering the highest levels of availability and responsiveness for all applications and services with the industry’s most reliable platform for datacenter virtualization.

Database Services Recurring subscription

For some projects, a relational database is the appropriate environment for research data. IST Database Services supports a range of database services (Postgres, MySQL, SQLServer, and Oracle) as well as consulting. Although many database packages can be installed and run directly, taking advantage of the IST Database Services team can help you:


The DMPTool is an online service for building data management plans with step-by-step instructions and guidance for meeting specific funding agency requirements.

Contact RDM Consulting ( with your questions about the DMPTool and data management plans in general.

eScholarship Free to UC users

eScholarship provides a suite of open access, scholarly publishing services and research tools that enable departments, research units, publishing programs, and individual scholars associated with the University of California to have direct control over the creation and dissemination of the full range of their scholarship.

Open Science Framework Free to public, Free to UC users

The Open Science Framework (OSF) is a free, open source web application that connects and supports the research workflow, enabling scientists to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of their research. Researchers use the OSF to collaborate, document, archive, share, and register research projects, materials, and data.

Globus Connect

New branding for what had been known as Globus Online.

Globus Connect Personal

New branding of Global Online. This version is for use with personal computers.

EZID Free to UC users

EZID is for generating DOI and ARK long-term identifiers for your digital content. Berkeley researchers can request a free account by emailing

IST Performance Storage Recurring subscription

The IST Storage and Backup team provides highly available and highly scalable systems that are offered in two billing tiers: Performance and Utility. Managed storage for high-performance applications.
Hosted in UCB data center (with UCSD backup available). No direct web access.

IST Utility Storage Recurring subscription

The IST Storage Team offers two data storage options depending on what type of access is needed: Storage Area Network (SAN) and Network Attached Storage (NAS). These are both highly available and highly scalable systems that are offered in two billing tiers: Performance and Utility. No direct web access. Managed storage for less I/O intensive needs or less frequently accessed materials.

bDrive Free to UC users

A collaborative authoring platform where you can store files and collaborate with a limited number of collaborators. The storage size is unlimited.

Key features include:
Unlimited storage
Share outside UCB
Use of Google’s familiar & powerful authoring tools

Limitations include:
5 TB maximum file size
No FTPS access

Box Free to UC users

A cloud-hosted platform that allows researchers to store and share documents, photos, research materials and other files for collaboration. Box allows users to simultaneously edit Microsoft Office documents. Berkeley Box is available to all current faculty, staff and students, and comes with free, unlimited storage.

CalShare Free to UC users

CalShare is a tool for creating and managing web sites for collaboration purposes. You can easily create and share sites, documents, images, lists, discussions and surveys. CalShare is also approved by the Campus Information Security and Privacy Committee as an appropriate storage location for sensitive or restricted data. CalShare is run as a recharge service for departments.