Data Systems Services

The Data Systems Services (DSS) team supports a range of research and programmatic activity across the UCSF campus and beyond.  The team is comprised of seasoned network professionals and database and web programmers who have been providing data collection, cleaning, and storage services to research investigators for more than 35 years.  The group supports the work of the cross-institutional San Francisco Coordinating Center, as well as that of numerous other UCSF departments and investigators.

The DSS team operates a state of the art data center located at Mission Bay, and an offsite server colocation facility that provides redundancy and failover for mission-critical operations.  This infrastructure enables the enhanced efficiency and security of cloud computing and server/desktop virtualization, hosted within the UCSF network and compliant with NIST-mandated security protocols.

The DSS team endeavors provide exceptional and efficient service to the campus by leveraging historical expertise within the group, keeping pace with technical developments in the broad marketplace, and fostering collaboration with other technical units at UCSF.

Services Offered by the DSS

Skills and Technologies

Research Data System (RDS):  RDS supports data collection, cleaning, storage and analysis and study management for multi-center studies

Research Electronic Data Capture (REDCap) Programming

Customized Programming and Data Services:  Database creation and web programming tailored to investigator needs

Event Adjudication:  Customized databases for outcome ascertainment studies

Network Services:  Extensive network and server infrastructure at two locations.

Server and Desktop Virtualization:  Supports secure, remote access to customizable server clusters and software application

Consultation and Needs Assessment Services:  Supports investigators who are seeking technical solutions

Personnel and Contributors

Current Supported Projects and Groups

For more information about these services, please contact [email protected]

To request a quote for RDS, please complete this online form.