Data resources are at the heart of good research. This page lists data resources operating under the D-Lab umbrella. We hope to add capacity to host additional data resources. See the campus resources page for additional resources across the Berkeley campus. In Spring 2013 D-Lab incorporated the UC DATA archive, which serves campus needs for public use data, and the California Census Research Data Center (CCRDC), which supports access to selected restricted use data.
UC DATA UC DATA is UC Berkeley's principal archive of digitized social science data and statistics. Our goal is to support the social science data needs of UC Berkeley researchers. Our full mission includes providing access to a broad range of computerized social science data to faculty, staff, and students at UC Berkeley, and helping researchers understand the content and context of social science data, including geography, weighting, complex designs, and missing data. We pursue this mission through partnerships:
- We are part of the U.S. Census Bureau's State Data Center Network (SDB/BIDC). We serve as the regional center for distributing U.S. Census data in California.
- We are Official Representatives for ICPSR and the Roper Center and distributor for the California/Field Poll. We provide access to these data to the entire UC Berkeley Campus.
- We provide technical assistance in producing new datasets from administrative and other data sources.
- We provide consultation and assistance on data analysis.
- We broaden use of social science data analysis and collaboration through campus outreach.
Contact us to see how we can help you.
CCRDC The California Census Research Data Center is a partnership between the University of California at Berkeley and the Census Bureau. It is one of a dozen secure facilities in the U.S. where approved researchers can access and analyze otherwise unavailable microdata collected or held by the Census Bureau, NCHS, and AHRQ. Although some of these data have corresponding public use files, management of disclosure risk in the public use files usually entails top-coding or recoding of variables and substantially limited identifiable geographies. Many other research datasets in the RDC's simply have no corresponding public use microdata. Because the observations have individual identifiers, they can often be linked to other data sets. A fuller description of the resources in the RDC can be found at http://www.ces.census.gov. If you have questions about resources in the RDC at Berkeley, feel free contact Angela Andrus with questions or for more information.