Accessing Research Tools with Citrix

May 11, 2016

Dear Campus Community,

Information Services & Technology (IST), in collaboration with The University Library, School of Social Welfare, and Educational Technology Services (ETS) is pleased to announce the launch of research tools on the Citrix platform commonly used in data analysis and visualization. This platform provides a new level of common good service to support students, faculty and staff who may not need their own license for recurring use, saving cost and the need to download specialized software.

Now through December 31, 2016, all UC Berkeley faculty, staff and students will have access to both Stata and SPSS in the Citrix environment, making it easier to access these tools for research and teaching.

These tools are now available on all library research computers and ETS-managed computer labs via the Citrix receiver application, as well as to any faculty, student and staff with a CalNet ID and the Citrix receiver installed on their computer. With the ability to access these tools from any computer, Citrix is ideal for classroom-based and short-term research projects, as well as anyone just getting started with Stata and SPSS.

Accessing Research & Teaching Tools via Citrix

  • First-time users may need to install the Citrix receiver
  • From any computer, in your web browser, go to
    • Log in using your CalNet ID then follow the prompts until you reach the Citrix dashboard.
    • From the menu of options, choose the “StataSE” or “SPSS” icons to launch the program. Add these tools to your dashboard using the green “+” icon on the left hand side of the screen.

Learn more about how to access these research tools.  


Need help getting started? Want to provide feedback on the platform and tools? Please contact Campus Shared Services IT:


Larry Conrad, Associate Vice Chancellor for IT and Chief Information Officer
Jeff MacKie-Mason, University Librarian and Chief Digital Scholarship Officer
Jenn Stringer, Associate CIO, Academic Engagement Educational Technology Services
David Fullmer, School of Social Welfare Director of Information Technology