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The Bioinformatics Core provides expertise and infrastructure for the acquisition, curation, analysis, and distribution of large complex biological datasets, with an emphasis on sequence data. Also, we can help you design, install, and maintain your lab’s high performance computing infrastructure.

Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Research Design

This Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Research Design program strengthens research plans through study design, analysis, and consultation. Expertise is available to assist in the development of protocols, statistical plans, data safety monitoring plans, data analysis, and contribute to the statistical sections of grant applications, abstracts, and manuscripts.

Clinical Trials Management System

Velos eResearch is an integrated software system designed to assist Investigators in managing their clinical research trials/studies. The software links to the UC Davis Health's Epic Electronic Medical Record System to provide improved information and integration for clinical research projects.

Cold Room

The Computational Research Service at the College of Letters and Sciences provides support for the use of restricted access, confidential data in social science research. It has a cold room available on a first come, first served basis, for research involving confidential data.

Computational Infrastructure for Geodynamics

The Computational Infrastructure for Geodynamics (CIG) develops and disseminates community-accessible software for the geodynamics research community. CIG software supports a variety of geodynamic research from mantle and core dynamics, to crustal and earthquake dynamics, to magma migration and seismology. CIG is a community-driven organization that is committed to developing and maintaining the geodynamics community through community participation across this research spectrum. Software is available for download from the website.

Computational Research Service

The Computational Research Service provides a variety of shared computing environments in support of quantitative social science research in the College of Letters and Science.  For large longer-term projects, for example where datasets exceed the available storage capacity, or methods exceed the computation capabilities of desktop systems, or where project datasets must be accessible to multiple users, the CRS maintains a central research UNIX server.

Database Schema Development

The UC Davis Library can consult and assist with database schema development for relational databases (PostgreSQL), data standardization and validation, and ingest from spreadsheets. Some query design support is available.


DMPtool is a free online tool that contains templates for federal, state and private funding agencies' data management plans. The researcher answers a set of questions, and the resulting answers are collated into a final DMP that can be downloaded and attached to a research proposal. Developed by the California Digital Library.


Dryad Data Repository

The UC system is a member organization of Dryad, a general subject data repository. The repository is free for UC Davis researchers. Data are made publicly available under a CC0 license and satisfy data sharing mandates from publishers and funders. Data can be shared in conjunction with or independently of a research article.

EZID: Digital Object Identifiers

The UC Davis Library has a subscription to EZID, a service that allows issuing digital object identifiers (DOI) to research objects such as datasets, technical reports, code and others. Issuing a DOI containing a permanent URL makes the research product findable. The metadata are registered in DataCite, making them discoverable in online searches.

Genome Center High Performance Computing (HPC)

The Research Computing Group designs and operates HPC (High-Performance Computing) resources campuswide, including the Life Sciences SuperComputer (LSSC0). LSSC0 is currently the largest HPC Resource at UC Davis. Under constant expansion (largely from faculty investment), this computing cluster currently has tens of thousands of CPU cores, hundreds of terabytes of RAM, and tens of petabytes of attached storage.

High Performance Computing (HPC) Clusters

The HPC @ UCDavis team is a core group of staff who specialize in high-performance computing (HPC) systems. They are responsible for supercomputing clusters and related resources for multiple colleges, departments, and laboratories across the university.

Metabolomics Analysis

The NIH West Coast Metabolomics Center is a cluster center with four research laboratories and a large service core. It provides services for metabolomics research in specific fields of biology but also in technology areas, specifically in computational metabolomics. The Center provides educational courses and workshops to inform biologists and clinicians on the wealth and power of metabolomics for translational science, and offers an annual Pilot Funding program.

Office of Research Venture Catalyst

UC Davis’ Venture Catalyst facilitates the translation of University research and technology by driving the development of new ventures. Venture Catalyst collaborates closely with UC Davis stakeholders and resources such as InnovationAccess, the Foundation and Corporate Engagement, and the UC Davis Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship to directly support campus entrepreneurs developing university technology into new, viable ventures.

Qualtrics Research Suite for Online Surveys

Qualtrics Research Suite is a powerful survey tool that is highly customizable and easy to use. With Qualtrics, you can design and distribute surveys, manage the responses, track the participants, and analyze the data, all in an easy-to-navigate, web-based interface. 

Research Programming

There are several groups on campus that can undertake developing research applications on case by case basis. IET's Academic & Research Programming group will do program development on a recharge basis. The UC Davis Library supports apps that promote public data sharing and access. The DataLab can assist with application programming either as a consulting service or as part of a collaborative project.


Secure Research Computing Environment

The Secure Research Computing Environment (SRCE) is a cloud-based research infrastructure program.  It is designed to be used by researchers who need to meet a compliance standard in order to work with highly sensitive data. Originally designed to the NIST 800-171 standard, SRCE provides custom-sized servers (Windows and/or Linux terminal systems) as well as secure data upload and download infrastructure (enhanced SFTP).

Statistical Consulting and Programming

The Stat Lab is a unit within the Department of Statistics that provides consulting in statistics, data science, machine learning, and big data in support of university-affiliated researchers, and external clients from government agencies and industry.