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Data curation is the active management of data to maintain and extend its value over time.  It includes effectively organizing data for access, documenting context for reproducibility, and securely preserving the physical integrity of the work.

What Can DSS Do

The UCI Libraries Digital Scholarship Services (DSS) fosters the use of digital content and transformative technology in scholarship and academic activities. DSS works with the campus community to publish, promote, and preserve the digital products of research in several areas. DSS can help you with all stages of data management required by funding agencies:

  • Write grant winning Data Management Plans
  • Deposit data into repositories for access and preservation
  • Capture metadata to allow re-use
  • Create permanently resolvable hyperlinks
  • Connect your data with your publications

Research Computing Support

Available to all members of the UCI research community (faculty, staff, students) to promote awareness of and provide assistance with campus information technology resources as they facilitate scholarly research.  Read more...

Campus OIT provides the following services:

  • High Performance Computing Cluster (HPC)
  • Geographic Information Systems and Support
  • Linux and Bioinformatics Training
  • Storage
  • IT Resources for Researchers

People to know:

  • Allen Schiano, Director | | (949) 824-2829
  • Joseph Farran, HPC Lead, HPC Architect, Sys Admin | | (949) 824-5551
  • Harry Mangalam, HPC Storage Admin, Bioinformatics Expert | |(949) 824-0084

Handling sensitive or restricted data

We welcome inquries of any nature; however, in most cases we will refer you to the Secuity Team of UCI Office of Information Technology. These contacts are most useful:

  1. Isaac Straley (OIT): Chief Information Security Officer, Risk and Compliance,, (949) 824-1471
  2. Josh Drummond (OIT): Chief Information Security Officer, Technolgy & Operations,, (949) 824-9574
  3. Linh Sithihao (UCI Medical Center): Information Security Officer,, (714) 456-7349
  4. Adrian Petrisor (Libraries): Information Security Coordinator for Libraries,, (949) 824-2075

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