Data Peer Consulting

How do I get help from Peer Consultants?

We're available to help you via live drop-in office hours M-F 11am-4pm and/or via appointment consultations.

If you would like to meet with a consultant, you can find the zoom link for the live office hours at the top of our webpage. If you would like to set up an appointment, or give us more information before you drop in to office hours at a later time, please fill out this intake form so that we can learn more about what you need help with.

I can’t make it to any of the drop-in hours, would it be possible to set up a consultation appointment?

Yes. Peer Consultants can also consult on an appointment basis if you're not able to make their drop-in hours. Please request a consultation appointment by submitting an intake form and we will get back to you as soon as we can. Email us at with any other inquiries.

My question is kind of specific, would it be possible to set up a consultation appointment?

Yes. If you have a question or topic that you would like to get help on that you believe would require a Peer Consultant's preparation in advance prior to you dropping in, please submit an intake form or send us an email at with any other inquiries.

How are data peer consultants trained?

All Data Peer Consultants receive training on consulting best practices, triage processes, and more (in collaboration with our partners at the D-Lab, Research IT, and UC Berkeley Library) at the beginning of each semester. All Data Peer Consultants in their first semester participate in the DATA 198 Data Science Instructional Support Seminar course that runs every Fall & Spring. Data Peer Consultants also receive mentorship throughout the semester from our partners' graduate consultants and staff consultants.

How are peer consultants selected?

Undergraduate UC Berkeley students apply through an application and must go through an interview process. We accept applications to join the team every semester, please check the Data Science Education Program's Student Opportunities Page to learn more.