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Research Data and IT Services

This page lists central, campus-, and Vice Chancellor area-wide research data and IT services at UC San Diego. Many services also exist at the division and department level.

UC San Diego Research IT facilitators (research-it@ucsd.edu) and/or your local IT support staff can identify appropriate solutions for your specific research needs, including locally available options.

Services that are restricted to a certain set of customers have that audience denoted in (parentheses).

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Research information, proposal support, and project startup support

Research(er) information

Solicitation search engine

Data mgt plan support

Technology boilerplate (Facilities section detail) for proposals

Assistance locating resources

Data/document collaboration, storage, and compute

Document collaboration

Collaborative conversation

Data workspace

  • G Suite (incl. unlimited storage in Google Drive, Google Apps, Google Sites) [no cost]
  • OneDrive for Business (1TB limit) [no cost]
    • (UCSD Health) OneDrive (1TB limit) [no cost]
  • SDSC Cloud [fee]
  • SDSC Project [fee]
  • SDSC Universal Scale Storage [fee]
  • Library staging space [no cost]
  • Commercial cloud: AWS, Azure, Google Cloud [fee]
  • (UC San Diego Health) Health System IS department disk shares 1st 20TB free – labs are offered 5TB of shared storage [no cost]  
  • (UC San Diego Health) Health System IS - USER K:drive mapped to your desktop and/or laptop. With the K drive you can safely store and back up individual data. Off-site/campus requires UC San Diego Health VPN (Including PHI). [no cost]
  • (SIO) Scripps IT hosts storage for $15/TB/month [fee], or manages lab storage servers for $59/month [fee]

CPU/GPU to process data

Regulated data secure access

  • (UC San Diego Health) ACTRI and Information Services – Researcher Virtual Research Desktops:
  • (UC San Diego Health) Health IS offers department (25TB) /lab disk shares  [5TB no cost; additional storage for fee]

Regulated data storage and compute

Way to share/collab on regulated data

  • (UC San Diego Health) iShare

Data loss prevention

Way to back up data

  • SDSC CommVault backup service [fee]
  • (UC San Diego Health) CommVault for file servers, Web, and other hosted applications [Note: not a standalone service; included as a part of VMs and storage offerings]  
  • (SIO) Scripps IT hosts backup for $15/TB/month [fee], or manages lab backup servers for $59/month [fee]
  • Commercial cloud: AWS, Azure, Google Cloud [fee]

Way to back up regulated data

  • (UC San Diego Health) CommVault for servers and file servers, Web, and other hosted applications in the Health IS VM environment [Note: not a standalone service; included as a part of VMs and storage offerings]

Data center hosting

  • SDSC Colocation facility [no cost or fee, depending on needs]
  • (SIO) SIO Colocation facility [no cost or fee, depending on needs]
  • Information Services UCSD Health Hosting [no cost or fee, depending on needs]

Technology development and IT support

Development of demos/proofs of concept

Web dev

Software development

Mobile app development

Ganz Chockalingam at Qualcomm Institute has a group that provides this [fee]

Support for vectorizing code

Workflow assistance

Support for “cloudification” (moving existing environments, servers, etc into the cloud)

Technical support (beyond desktop support)

Software tools and training

General research software

Note: this list is not comprehensive. See also the faculty/staff software list.

Visualization and analysis

Technology training 

Data transfer and networking

Tools to transfer datasets

High-speed networking

Network performance analysis (if issues moving data)

Data sharing, publication, replication, and preservation

Data sharing space

Project/lab websites

  • Google Sites (not permitted by UCSD Health) [no cost]
  • (SIO) Scripps IT provides web space for projects and research groups to share their data [no cost]

Presentation tools

Video development

Persistent data object identifiers

  • Library-provided DOIs [no cost]

Persistent researcher ID

Workspace to add metadata

Expert advice on metadata and data preparation/replicability

Long-term storage space for mutable data

Long-term preservation space

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 This list is maintained by the UC San Diego Research IT Services Governance Committee (RISC).