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Hoffman, Christopher

Chris Hoffman is the Informatics Services Manager in Research IT at UC Berkeley. He completed his B.A. at Rice University and his Ph. D. at UC Berkeley, both in anthropology. At present, Hoffman leads UC Berkeley’s Research Data Management Program, collaborating with the UCB Library and campus research communities to address challenges facing researchers across the full lifecycle of activities related to research data – from the proposal and data management plan, through collaboration and computation, to preservation, discovery, and reuse. In addition to consulting with researchers and leading workshops, he looks for cost-effective, high-quality, and safe solutions that are designed to help researchers store and protect their data. Hoffman also works with campus museums that house research collections for anthropology, natural history, and art. His team has collaborated with others to develop the community source CollectionSpace platform, which is used to manage and share information about five collections at UCB.