Tech Resources for Graduate Students


Research Data Management Program

  • The Research Data Management (RDM) Program helps researchers navigate the complex landscape of managing data before, during, and after their research. Learn how to collect, share, transfer, archive and publish your research data.

Research and Technology Consulting

  • Research IT provides research computing technologies, consulting and community for the Berkeley campus.


  • Provides in-depth consulting, advising, and training research in data intensive social science research.

Device Lending & Aid

If you require access to a laptop or other hardware, there are several options you might consider:

  • There are multiple device lending programs currently available on campus. In particular, the Student Technology Equity Program provides free long-term loans of nearly a dozen types of tech hardware to students on the basis of financial need and campus role.
  • You can apply for a Cost of Attendance Adjustment  through the Financial Aid & Scholarships Office to purchase a computer once every three years; grad students are eligible for up to $3,000. If approved, this may possibly come as a grant, but more often comes in the form of a loan.
  • You can explore student discounts available on laptops through major retailers, such as Apple, Dell and Lenovo.


Instant Virtual Helpdesk for Instructors

Remote Instruction Guide

  • A GSI preparation course modules guiding you with the best practices of remote instruction

Step-By-Step Guide to Teaching with Zoom

  • How to use Zoom to schedule meetings, create break out rooms, and utilize waiting rooms to hold office hours. 

Peer Teaching Consultant

  • The Graduate Divison hosts peer Teaching Consultant office hours Fridays 1-3 pm.

Tech Support

Student Technology Services offers free tech support to all professional and graduate students. We can assist with:
  • Issues with using and instructing on Zoom
  • Resolving WiFi problems and getting online
  • Installing and optimizing free campus software (incl. Adobe, Matlab, Microsoft, and LinkedInLearning)
  • Troubleshooting device issues, e.g. blue screens, slow performance, data recovery, etc.
  • Setting up CalNet 2-Step, removing malware, and ensuring security
  • Locating campus resources for printing, laptop lending, creative labs, and much more

Find service formats, hours and contact info for the Student Helpdesk.

Additionally, you can email the Student Help Desk at