D-Lab consultants assist graduate students, visiting scholars, Berkeley faculty, and staff to move forward with world-class research in data intensive social science and humanities. Our consulting team is composed of post-docs, doctoral students, graduate students and D-Lab’s core staff who hold advanced degrees in Education, Environmental Planning, and Biological Anthropology. 

Our consultants come from a variety of disciplines such as, Law, Public Health, Environmental Science, School of Information, Sociology, and French.  They 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. See our full list of consultants by skill set here. 

Drop-in Hours

Visit our virtual drop-in hours when a consultant with expertise you need is available. You can visit our virtual frontdesk Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, however please note that consultant schedules vary, so please check out the drop-in calendar for availability.

Submit a Consulting Request 

Submit a consulting request and consultant will get back to you within 3-5 business days.