Research Data Services 

The SDSC Research Data Services (RDS) division is dedicated to providing decades of technical expertise, investments in data science, and its support of data-driven research. Led by Division Director Christine Kirkpatrick and Director of Infrastructure Brian Balderston, RDS also holds a number of NSF-funded grants and Data Initiatives (see below).

RDS seeks to follow the national trend towards more data-driven and computationally-based research by offering a suite of computing services ranging from Cloud Storage and Compute platforms, Data Center Colocation, Enterprise Networking Services, Research Data Consulting, Storage Backups, Traditional NFS Storage as a service, Universal Scale Storage, UNIX and Windows System Administration, and VMware Virtualization Hosting. For more details, see our available Cyberinfrastructure Services or contact Ryan Nakashima, RDS Research Services Manager at services@sdsc.edu.

In addition to the existing Cyberinfrastructure Services above, RDS continues to expand its service portfolio to custom compute solutions, large-scale high-performance storage, data management tool development, and exploration of other CI services to meet emerging research computing needs.

Upcoming Training & Events

Visit this page for future training opportunities or computing webinars.

Past Training & Events

On October 12th, 2020, the West Big Data Innovation Hub partnered with the Border Solutions Alliance to host an awards ceremony for the COVID-19 Data Challenge: Navigating Life and Work in Border Communities. Teams submitted pitches and projects to address the Challenge Question, "How can we confidently and transparently decide what is safe [along the U.S.-Mexico border communities]?"

Projects were judged live via Zoom, so thank you to all of our participants and organizers for making this data challenge a success!

Services

Data Initiatives

  • West Big Data Innovation Hub
  • EarthCube Office (ECO)
  • U.S. GO FAIR Office
    • FAIR data stewardship plans - we can create plans to ensure your data is born FAIR, customized for new proposals or to redesign current processes.
    • FAIR data endpoints - share your research data to comply with agency requirements and enable others to find your data.
    • FAIR data consulting - consult with FAIR data experts about all FAIR data aspects.

Analysis Platforms