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Thank you, Jamie Wittenberg!

We are very happy to publicly thank Jamie Wittenberg, our Research Data Management Program Director, whose last day at UC Berkeley is December 16, 2016.

Jamie joined us in July 2015 at an incredibly important time for our young Research Data Management program.  Because the program had such ambitious goals, we needed someone who could hit the ground running, build a website, develop content, and set up a consulting program.  Just as challenging, we needed someone who could be the bridge between two organizations, the library and Research IT.

Research IT staff from UC campuses meet in Irvine

On November 10, 2016, Research IT staff from across the University of California system met at UC Irvine to discuss trends in research computing and opportunities for collaboration. The one-day session was facilitated by David Greenbaum (UC Berkeley) and Christine Kirkpatrick (UC San Diego). Patrick Schmitz, Chris Hoffman, and Maurice Manning also represented Berkeley. The organizers set the following goals for the day:

IPython notebook available to ease data transfer between Savio and Box

For researchers running computation on the Savio high-performance compute cluster, data transfer can be a challenge. A new IPython notebook simplifies data transfer from the free Box collaboration platform to a Savio user’s scratch folder, and provides a template for users to develop their own algorithms that analyze data stored in Box.

Migrating half a million Hearst Museum images to Box

The Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology (PAHMA) recently found itself with over half a million digital catalog card images that are in active use, but needed to be duplicated in order to preserve them in a redundant, reliable archive. Copying a few hundred, or even a few thousand files is a relatively straightforward task. Assuring that 527,000 files are successfully copied in a reasonable period of time, without requiring constant attention, is trickier. Research IT worked with PAHMA’s Dr.

Research IT seeks interns for fall 2016

Research IT is currently seeking UC Berkeley student applicants for numerous internships starting in fall 2016. These intern positions may last the duration of the academic year, and some positions may include the possibility of summer work. For all of the internships below, send your resume/CV and a letter describing your interest in interning with Research IT, to research-it@berkeley.edu.

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