Software / Programming

Resource for Biocomputing, Visualization, and Informatics (RBVI)

Develops cutting-edge interactive software tools and advanced web-based computational resources that provide integrated visualizations and analyses of molecular structures and related non-structural biological information.

  • Development of interactive computer graphics techniques
  • Provides Chimera package for molecular visualization and analysis
  • Structure-Function Linkage Database
  • High-performance computational infrastructure
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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

Library Bioinformatics Support

Bioinformatics provides researchers with efficient computer-based tools and methods for storing, retrieving and interpreting the vast quantities of data being generated by research.

  • Get access to and training on various biomedical data and software tools
  • Learn methods for analyzing biomedical data

Email contact or check the calendar for upcoming workshops and hands-on training

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UCSF Library
Megan Laurance

Gladstone Bioinformatics Core

Services span experimental design, statistics, omics analysis and systems biology.

  • Biostatistical analysis
  • Sequence and downstream analysis
  • Data integration, pathway and network analysis and visualization
  • Software development
  • Year-round training opportunities

Request services via iLab account or consultation request

Hourly Recharge
Gladstone Institutes

Computational Biology Core (CBC)

Expertise in genetics, bioinformatics, computer science and statistics with long-term experience in high-throughput sequencing, microarrays, and other genomic and proteomic technologies.

  • Scientific and study design consultation
  • Data analysis
  • Software development
  • High performance computing
  • Grant and manuscript assistance

Prioritized toward members of the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, but support available to outside investigators as time permits. Contact by email or phone

Hourly Recharge, first hour free per project
Cancer Center