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Eligibility

As amended by the Board of Directors on April 17, 2017.

The following individuals and groups are eligible for membership:

The Open Computing Facility provides accounts and services to members. Members must meet at least one of the following eligibility criteria during account creation (verifiable electronically) or by presentation of the specified documentation:

Individuals

UC Berkeley students, faculty, staff, postdocs, visiting scholars, etc.

  • Current Cal ID

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) staff

Graduate Theological Union (GTU) students

  • Current student ID card

Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI) (postdoc researchers and research professors)

  • Letter on MSRI letterhead stating:
    • Your name
    • That you are a current member, staff member, or postdoctoral fellow of MSRI

UC Berkeley Extension students

(students enrolled in certificate programs or concurrently enrolled in a course offered by UC Berkeley)

At least one of the following:

  • enrollment in a credit course for classes numbered 1 through 499
  • enrollment in a certificate program
  • concurrent enrollment in a UC Berkeley course

UC Berkeley Extension faculty

  • Letter of appointment

Employees of other University-affiliated organizations

(employees who work on UC Berkeley campus (e.g. California Alumni Association, International House, Howard Hughes Medical Institute) or closely associated with the campus (e.g. Richmond Field Station))

  • Letter from your organization or unit stating:
    • Your name
    • That you are a current employee of the organization
    • Organizational support for obtaining the computer account
    • Signature from your department (other than your own)
    • Signer's contact information for verification purposes

Volunteers, contractors, and other individuals

(people who work on UC Berkeley campus supporting the University)

  • Letter from your department on departmental letterhead stating:
    • Your name
    • That you are affiliated with the department
    • Departmental support for obtaining the computer account
    • Signature from your department (other than your own)
    • Signer's contact information for verification purposes

Groups

  • Current Cal ID of the requesting person, and signatory status or a letter from a signatory authorizing the account request

Department-sponsored groups (e.g. research groups)

  • Letter from your Principal Investigator on departmental letterhead or an email from their bMail stating departmental recognition of the group and support for obtaining the group account

Staff organizations

  • Letter from an officer or sponsor of the organization stating that the person requesting the account is authorized to make the request
  • Letter from the relevant ASUC Executive Officer, Appointed Officer, Senator, Commissioner/Commission Chair, or General Committee Chair stating that the person requesting the account is authorized to make the request

Each individual and each group is entitled to one account. Requests for additional accounts must demonstrate a unique need for having additional accounts and be approved by an OCF General Manager, Site Manager, Deputy General Manager or Deputy Site Manager in writing.