secure data storage


A professionally managed, secure, web based, collaborative environment in which to store files containing sensitive data.

  • Investigators view, manipulate, and save their data entirely in a protected environment without storing files on their own computers
  • Includes research software applications, such as SAS, Stata, SPSS, R, TreeAge, Atlas.ti, MS Office, and Matlab free of charge
  • Offers collaborative tools, such as SharePoint and the UC ReX Data Explorer, to facilitate the conduct of multi-site research studies
Free for UCSF community
Academic Research Systems (ARS)
ARS Support

Wynton Research Computing Capability

Shared computing cluster for advanced research, allowing the exploration of vast data. Developed to satisfy the rapidly growing basic computing needs of clinical researchers at UCSF, Wynton also supports activities of the Precision Medicine Initiative.

  • Over 10000 processor cores, petabytes of long- and short-term storage
  • Different profiles suited to various biomedical and health science computing needs
  • Visualization capabilities using parallel graphics and stereo projection technologies
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Institute for Computational Health Sciences
Prashant Doma

OnCore, the Online Collaborative Research Environment

Comprehensive web-based system for clinical research operations & data management.

  • UCSF preferred Clinical Trials Management System (CTMS)
  • Biospecimen Management (BSM)
  • Unified Registry Management (USM) for population identification & recruitment
  • Coverage analysis, budgeting & billing
  • Clinical tracking

New users must contact or call 415-502-2962, and complete a required UC Learning training.

Institute for Human Genetics

State-of-the-art genomics services cover sample preparation, processing and analysis phases.

  • DNA extraction & exome capture
  • Construction of libraries for Illumina sequencing
  • Affymetrix Axiom Genotyping and Expression
  • Next generation sequencing (NGS)
  • Computational cluster for analysis runs

For prep and processing, contact; for data storage and analysis, complete/update the New Account Setup Form and contact Dirk Kleinhesselink or Joe Hesse.


UC researchers can gain access to high performance computing, data resources and expertise at the San Diego Super Computing Center (SDSC).

  • Multiple supercomputers
  • Data storage
  • A large installed base of applications for HPC and big data analytics

The application process is very streamlined, with an award decision made within 10 working days of the application.

UC Office of the President (UCoP)

Data Systems Services

Provides data collection, cleaning, and storage services to research investigators.

  • Cloud computing and server/desktop virtualization, hosted within the UCSF network and compliant with NIST-mandated security protocols
  • Customized programming and data services
  • Customized databases for outcome ascertainment studies

For more information about these services, please contact

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Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics