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Resources at UC Berkeley
Overview:
The UC Berkeley campus boasts a number of innovative programs and facilities for digital data. This section provides some brief descriptions of library, departmental, and research units who have domain knowledge, technical expertise and provide consulting services or technical assistance to users. These resources are diverse and, taken together, represent a broad range of electronic collections.

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Survey Documentation & Analysis (SDA)
SDA is a set of programs for the Web-based analysis & documentation of survey data. You can create customized subsets of datasets. Developed and maintained by the Computer-assisted Survey Methods Program (CSM) at UC Berkeley.

New to SDA? Want to learn more? Check out the Webinar: Analyze Data Online on Demand - an Introduction to SDA (at ICPSR). Download slides or view a RealPlayer movie: you'll get an introduction to SDA and what it does, and learn how to do analyses with SDA.

California Census Research Data Center (CCRDC)
The CCRDC provides access to non-public microdata from its economic and demographic data programs for research conducted in the CCRDC's laboratories at UCLA and UC Berkeley. The CCRDC is a partnership between the U.S. Bureau of the Census and the University of California.

The California Census Research Data Centers (CCRDCs) at UCLA and UC Berkeley are two of nine Research Data Centers (RDCs) established by the Center for Economic Studies (CES) of the U.S. Bureau of the Census. They provide secure physical locations for researchers to study data that cannot be released publicly. The RDCs recently acquired restricted access data sets of the Centers for Disease controls's National Center for Health Statistics that can be used in the RDCs, NCHS Dataset Descriptions. See the CCRDC website for a complete list of potentially available data.

All research conducted at the RDCs undergo a rigorous and lengthy review process, for feasibility, scientific merit, benefit to the Census Bureau, and disclosure risks. Before beginning any research at an RDC, researchers should contact the appropriate RDC administrator to discuss the proposal submission process.

Berkeley Population Center (BPC)
The Berkeley Population Center provides a home population researchers on the UC Berkeley campus. BPC is a program to support innovative research on our signature themes of population health, family, labor and immigration. Cutting across these themes are our shared interests in demographic theory, innovative methods, historical perspectives, and the collection and distribution of demographic data. Through its participation in campus seminars, colloquia, and with its cores of data and computing, administration, and service, BPC offers affiliates an active network of collaboration and grant support.

Geospatial Innovation Facility (GIF)
The Geospatial Innovation Facility (GIF) at UC Berkeley's College of Natural Resources provides leadership and training across a broad array of integrated mapping technologies. These technologies include Remote Sensing, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Global Positioning Systems (GPS), and modeling. The GIF offers innovative geospatial approaches to environmental research projects and grant opportunities.

Earth Sciences and Map Library
The Earth Sciences & Map Library features a huge collection (almost 600,000) maps. The library provides access to GIS software and Google EarthPro.

Thomas J. Long Library
The Thomas J. Long Business & Economics Library maintains access to many economic databases. It is located in the Haas School of Business.

The Data Lab at Doe Library
The Library Data Lab at Doe/Moffitt offers access to "a growing collection of electronic data files and analytical software", as well as a computing environment for downloading, manipulating and analyzing data.

Social Science Computing Lab (SSCL)
The Social Science Computing Lab operates specialized computing and consulting services that meet the needs of faculty, students, and staff in departments which make significant use of large collections of computer-based data, and operates a computer lab which is open to graduate students in the Social Sciences.

The Center for Urban Ethnography (CUE)
CUE's broad mission is to promote and support interdisciplinary research on urban issues using participant-observation and allied techniques. In this regard, the Center has two mandates: research and training. The primary objective in the area of research is to provide in-depth understanding of issues and problems facing urban environments throughout the world. In the area of training, the primary goal is to instruct undergraduate and graduate students in the principles and techniques of various schools of ethnography.

The Survey Services Facility (SSF)
The Survey Services Facility at UC Berkeley's SRC offers a full range of services for surveys, including study design and planning; survey sampling; instrument design; data collection; data processing and management; and computer-assisted telephone interviewing. These are available to clientele in any combination, from one specific service to a completely integrated package of services which carries a research project from beginning to end.

Statewide Database
The Redistricting Database for the State of California, includes voting, registration and geographic datasets for the State of California for statewide elections beginning in 1992. Maintained by the Institute of Govenrmental Studies, in Moses Hall.

Department of Demography
Faculty of the Demography Department have placed some special datasets and software programs in the public domain.

Intergenerational Studies Data Archives
The Intergenerational Studies Data Archives at the Institute for Human Development (IHD) were started in the late 1920s on two cohorts of people in the Berkele/Oakland Bay Area. Data were collected on these cohorts and their spouses, parents, and children.

Find Information at the UC Berkeley Library
Find Information at the UC Berkeley Library: This webpage provides links to electronic indexes of print and multi-media resources in the UC Berkeley Library collections.
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