Administrative Units

  • Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI)
    The Clinical & Translational Science Institute (CTSI) facilitates clinical and translational research to improve patient and community health;  we do this by providing infrastructure, services and training to enable research to be conducted more efficiently, effectively and in new ways.   
  • CoLabs 
    CoLabs is a new model for research collaborations and core labs for the UCSF community. CoLabs brings together several established and successful but previously separate cores into a new centralized research organization at the Parnassus campus.
  • Environment, Health and Safety (EH&S)
    We provide guidance and services to the UCSF community that promote health, safety and environmental stewardship.  
  • Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) 
    The Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) reviews and monitors research involving human subjects at UCSF and several affiliate institutions to ensure the ethical and equitable treatment of the research subjects.
  • Institutional Animal Care and Use Program (IACUP)
    UCSF – Institutional Animal Care Use Committee is “Advancing Health Worldwide” by promoting humane care and use of animal subjects in research.  The IACUC oversees all UCSF research and instruction that involves vertebrate animals, in order to ensure that the highest ethical and animal welfare standards are met through all applicable federal, state, and University laws and regulations. 
  • Laboratory Animal Resource Center (LARC) 
    We provide quality care for all animals used at UCSF, assist researchers in their mission of quality research, act as a resource center for researchers on all issues related to laboratory animals, and assist UCSF to meet its goal of humane treatment of laboratory animals. 
  • Office of Sponsored Research (OSR)
    The Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) is an advocate for all researchers at UCSF and provides comprehensive pre-award, and non-financial post-award services.  OSR includes eleven shared service teams, with over 150 Managers/Asst. Managers, Research Services Coordinators (RSC), Award Specialists, Associate RSCs, Award Associates, Contract Officers, Training Specialists and other research administrators, supporting over 2000 faculty across multiple campus locations.    The mission of the Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) is to promote, support, strengthen and grow the robust research enterprise at UCSF.  Through teamwork and collaboration, OSR provides comprehensive, expert, responsive support and services, enabling faculty to successfully secure external funding, build collaborations, and work across institutional lines and globally in the conduct of research.  OSR includes the following distinct offices: Research Management Services (RMS); Government & Business Contracts (GBC); and Industry Contracts Division (ICD).
  • Office of Clinical trials Activation (OCTA)
    The Office of Clinical Trials Activation (OCTA) provides centralized services in coverage analysis, budget development and protocol calendar building in the UCSF clinical trial management system (CTMS), OnCore. The Online Collaborative Research Environment (OnCore) is a CTMS that enables the management of research, financial, safety, regulatory, biospecimen, and operational data in one system. OCTA works to increase efficiencies, transparency and implement improvements throughout the entire clinical trial pipeline process, as well as develop and provide access to dashboards and regular reporting to leadership and stakeholders. OCTA services improve compliance and enable a more rapid activation of clinical trials to increase and improve patient care and provide cutting edge treatment opportunities for our patients and advance our research mission. 
  • Research Development Office (RDO)
    We serve at the nexus of research and research administration to promote, support, strengthen, and grow the UCSF research enterprise. 
  • Research Resource Program (RRP)
    We provide strategic planning and implementation of programs to support core facilities and other research resources.