Get an Account

Fill in the EML application form

Read the EML rules, the UC Berkeley computer use policies, and all accompanying guidelines that accompany the application form.

Obtain a faculty signature (if you are a graduate student), or a principal investigator’s signature for research project accounts, and the EML manager’s signature (643 Evans Hall).

Sign the project account application form stating that you have read the rules, you understand them, and you will comply with them.

Take the project account application form to 643 Evans to establish your login name and your password.

You will receive an e-mail confirming your account has been set up.

Initial Disk Space

The allocation of disk space on all accounts is controlled by disk quotas. Below are the default allocations for home directories:

  • Graduate students: 5 GB
  • Faculty: 5 GB
  • Staff: 1 GB
  • Visiting Faculty: 1 GB
  • Guest Accounts: 1 GB

Monitor your disk quota to ensure proper functioning of your account.

If more disk space is required, users can request additional space by providing written justification to the EML manager. It is expected that requests for increased disk allocation come after basic account maintenance: deletion of files in trash, removal of obsolete data, archiving or compressing of no longer used files, and so forth.

All users have access to additional temporary disk space on the EML system.

Users are recommended to store critical files and confidential files safely in personal accounts, and use the unix file permissions to make these files secure and private (see man chmod). Delete any old files that are no longer needed or that can be easily re-created. Compress large files. The command bigfiles will show you your biggest files when invoked in your current working directory.

Account Duration

Accounts must be renewed according to the following schedule:

  • Class accounts expire at the end of each semester and cannot be renewed.
  • Graduate accounts for Economics students are valid as long as the individual is currently enrolled (registered)
  • Alumni accounts are issued upon request to individuals who have left the Department in good standing and are valid for up to two months after separation from the Department if reasonable cause can be demonstrated. Alumni accounts cannot be renewed.
  • All other student accounts expire on January 1 and July 1 of each year and must be renewed.
  • Guest accounts must be renewed each year by July 1 and require approval of the sponsoring faculty member.
  • Faculty and visitor (associate research fellows) accounts expire upon termination of their appointments.
  • Contractor accounts are valid indefinitely, as long as the account is in good standing.
  • All other accounts expire on July 1 of each year and must be renewed.

Requests for extension of an account must be received within 5 days of the account expiration date. Contact