About D-Lab

D-Lab helps Berkeley faculty, staff, and students move forward with world-class research in data intensive social science. We think of data as an expansive category, one that is constantly changing as the research frontier moves. We offer a venue for methodological exchange from all corners of campus and across its bounds. 

D-Lab provides cross-disciplinary resources for in-depth consulting and advising access to staff support and training and provisioning for software and other infrastructure needs. Networking with other Berkeley centers and facilities and with our departments and schools, we offer our services to researchers across the disciplines and underwrite the breadth of excellence of Berkeley’s graduate programs and faculty research. D-Lab builds networks that Berkeley researchers can connect with users of social science data in the off-campus world.


D-Lab consultants can assist with the full cycle of research projects including research design, survey methods, sample design, data acquisition, statistical methods, evaluation and communication of results. Consultants have advanced knowledge in technical applications such as Python, R, GIS, and NVivo and cutting edge data science techniques such as Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing. 

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D-Lab provides a venue to ensure researchers can overcome technical barriers to accelerate and improve their research projects by taking full advantage of advanced scientific computing. Our workshops offer instruction in the following areas:

  • Python Fundamentals (4 part series)
  • R Fundamentals (4 part series)
  • Stata Fundamentals (3 part series)
  • Data Wrangling and Visualization in Python and R
  • Text Analysis
  • Machine Learning
  • Artificial Neural Networks
  • Geospatial Analysis (GIS)

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D-Lab supports the social science data needs of UC Berkeley researchers. We provide access to a broad range of social science data and work with researchers to help them understand the content and use of these data. Some of our repository holdings include Census Data, Zillow ZTRAX, California Field Polls, and many more. Visit our data services pages to learn more.