Software, Website and IT Resources

Computer and website support

Computer Support
(530) 752-3076
  • Computers
  • Software Licenses
  • Printers
  • IT Supply Purchases
  • Vendor Risk Assessments
Programming Support
  • Web Applications
  • Student Data Inquiries
  • Application Development
  • Student Award Processes
Website Support
  • Content Changes
  • Troubleshooting
  • Website Consultation
  • CBS Faculty Profile Updates
  • Google Scholar Publications
Report Suspicious Emails
  • Phishing Emails
  • Suspicious Messages/Attachments
  • Compromised Account/s
Add an Article Form
  • If you would like a news story posted to your unit's site, please use this form to submit it. 
New Faculty Form
  • If you are a new faculty who needs a profile established on the college's website, please use this form to initiate its creation. 
CBS Dean's Office Support Request
  • To create a support request for the CBS Dean's Office IT team.

IT unit leads

Paul Hawley
IT Director
College of Biological Sciences
Dean Lavelle
Business Technical Support Analyst
Evolution and Ecology
Bradford Luten
Systems Administrator
Microbiology and Molecular Genetics
Hemang Patel
Information Technology Specialist
Molecular and Cellular Biology
Phil Young
Systems Administrator
Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior
Scott Detrick
Systems Administrator
Plant Biology
Ryan Foster
IT Manager
Center for Neuroscience
Stephen Osifo-Doe
Systems Administrator
Genome Center

Mike Lewis
HPC System Administrator

Camille Scott
HPC System Administrator

High Performance Computing
Core Facility

Campus IT Resources and Services

Administrative & Business
  • Business Capability & Process Automation
  • Facilities Management
  • Financial & Procurement Systems
  • Student Information Systems
Communication & Collaboration
  • Conferencing & Telephones
  • Email & Collaboration Services
  • Mass Communication & Emergency Notifications
  • Media & A/V
  • Web Services
Desktop & Mobile Computing
  • Desktop & Mobile Device Support
  • Printing & Related Services
  • Software & Applications Distribution
Information Security
  • Identity & Access Management
  • Secure Computing
  • Security Consulting & Education
  • Security Incident Response & Investigation
  • Security Policy & Compliance
  • Data Center Services
  • Database Management
  • Monitoring & Alert Management
  • Network & Connectivity Management
  • Server & Storage Management
IT Professional Services
  • IT Communications & Documentation
  • IT Service Delivery & Support
  • Portfolio & Project Management
  • Software Site License Coordination
  • Research Data Services
  • Research Software
  • Research-Specific Computing & Applications
Teaching & Learning
  • Academic Technology & Support
  • Assessment Systems & Learning Analytics
  • Instructional Technology & Design
  • Learning Management
UC Davis Service Hub
  • Knowledge Base Articles
  • Report a Problem
  • Browse Services
  • Check Ticket Status

General Website Information

SiteFarm is the preferred content management system (CMS) for UC Davis. Using SiteFarm is an effective way to match your unit's website to the UC Davis brand. It is built with mobile-responsive designs and adheres to accessibility standards. Hosting is complementary of IET, and your site won’t be left behind as campus standards evolve.

CBS Website Support

For College of Biological Sciences units who have requests related to SiteFarm, please contact the CBS Dean's Office IT unit. We provide the following services to CBS units: 

  • Content Changes
  • Troubleshooting
  • Website Consultation
  • CBS Faculty Profile Updates
  • Google Scholar Publications
  • Creating New Websites



  • More about SiteFarm
  • General SiteFarm information
    Best practices for SiteFarm
    Getting started with a SiteFarm site
    SiteFarm Tips, hints and best practices blog
  • SiteFarm Slack Channel
  • Join the #sitefarm Slack channel to connect with other users and experts for support 

    If you haven’t really used Slack or need a refresher on how to join our channel, here are your steps:
    - Get the Slack application if you don’t already have it. Check with your IT support if you need assistance with this step.
    - Click the UC Davis Aggie workspace button.
    - Click on the Channel title
    - Use the search field for ‘sitefarm’ and select it from the list.
    - Click the Join button located at the bottom of your screen. The #sitefarm channel should now appear under your Channels list.

Electronic Accessibility

The University of California is committed to providing an electronic environment that is accessible to everyone, including individuals with disabilities.

UC Information Technology Accessibility Policy

The policy promotes an accessible IT environment to help ensure that as broad a population as possible may access, benefit from, and contribute to the University’s electronic programs and services.

UC IT Accessibility Policy

UCOP Accessibility Resources
Initiatives Recorded Global Accessibility Awareness Day webinars that include short, informative video trainings on a wide range of accessibility topics.  
Standards and Best Practices Guides on how to create a variety of accessible file types, digital tools and eCourses, as well as how to successfully integrate accessibility standards into job descriptions.
For Web Developers Detailed information for those creating or responsible for maintaining UC websites to help ensure accessibility across a range of applications.
For Content Providers Guidance and practices for those who create content for websites to ensure accessibility practices are observed through each step of the process.

IT Safety and Security

Informational and Educational Technology
  • Learn about IS-3
  • The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA)
  • UC Davis Data Sensitivity Guide
  • Information Security Office Services & Consultation
  • Security Awareness Guides
UC Davis Phish Bowl
  • Identify a Phishing Email
  • Report a Phishing Email
  • Up-to-Date List of Confirmed Phishing Emails

Purchasing Computing Software, Hardware or Cloud-Based Services

The University implements stricter guidelines for the purchase of computing software, hardware and cloud-based services than for general supplies or expenses related to travel and entertainment. Please note that for software or cloud-based services, this process can take 2-3 weeks and must be fully completed before software is purchased or utilized.

An overview of the steps related to compliance with applicable policies can be found on Supply Chain Management’s Buying Software/Cloud-Based Services page.

Computers and Computer Hardware

To purchase computers or related hardware, you should consult with your local systems administrator or IT lead. They will assist you based on your department’s established protocols.

Software and Cloud-Based Services

To initiate your purchase, please fill out the Supply Chain Pre-Check Form and work with your department’s systems administrator to help determine a correct classification of the data involved.

  • If the data falls into the P1/P2 category, complete the Supply Chain Management Approval Form and submit it to the college’s Unit IT Partner (IS-3UISL) for signature.
  • If the category is determined to be P3/P4, then a campus Information Security Office Vendor Risk Assessment (VRA) is required. To start this process, check if your vendor has already undergone the VRA process here, and if not, complete the VRA Request Form.
Information About Vendor Risk Assessments

VRAs are required for applications that involve protected or sensitive data. To determine data protection level, please see Protection Level Classification Table.

  • A VRA is required if the application or service generates or has access to P3 or P4 classified data.
  • A VRA is not required if the application or service generates or has access to only P1 or P2 classified data. In this case, complete the Supply Chain Management Approval Form, and upload it into Pre-Purchasing.
  • VRA variants:
    • Information Security Office Lead VRA
      Required for any application or service that involves data classified as P3 or P4. Information Security Office will provide input and advice on how to proceed. This process is initiated by completing the VRA Request Form.
    • Department Lead VRA
      Not required for data classified as P1 or P2, but advised if there are other concerns that warrant closer inspection of the purchase request. (E.g., the application originates from a geographic location notorious for trying to compromise our networks, etc.) Initiate this process with your local systems administrator or IT lead.
Once You are Ready to Purchase

Your business office will initiate a Purchase Agreement in the Kuali Financial System after you have uploaded the following items into the Pre-Purchasing system:  

  • A PDF of the service or software invoice, quote and/or website info.
  • A note in the Pre-Purchasing comments section explaining the anticipated use of the software, if 1 year or more, to help determine the end date of the purchase agreement.
  • A copy of the completed Vendor Risk Assessment Form, OR
  • A copy of the Supply Chain Management Approval Form (when a VRA is not required).

* Note that for these purchases, only a UC Davis procurement card (P-CARD) can be used. Travel, corporate or personal cards are not to be used.

* P-CARD holders will be informed of the Purchase Agreement # to use for the purchase and reconciliation in AggieExpense.

Approved Vendors

Many service providers have already gone through the VRA process and are approved for use on campus.

VRA – Approved Vendor List