Library Offers Funding for Data Purchases

Do you need to purchase data for your research or teaching? A new program from the Library will subsidize it.

Made possible through a partnership between the Library and the D-Lab, the Data Acquisition & Access Program is focused on datasets that require license or user agreements to access. Up to $100,000 per year will be available through this new program to purchase data that is of use to more than one research group or department. 

There will be quarterly review cycles each year, and applications are accepted on a rolling basis. The next review date will be November 1st, 2016. A presentation and discussion about the Data Acquisition & Access Program was given at the Research IT Reading Group on August 18; notes and slides from that presentation provide additional context about the program.

All UC Berkeley faculty, students, and academic researchers (or UCB librarians on their behalf) are eligible to apply; undergraduate requests must be supported by a faculty member.

To apply for funding, please select Data Set on the Purchase Request Form and fill out the required elements.  

Research IT collaborates with the Library to offer the Research Data Management Program on the UC Berkeley campus.