Research Management Services (RMS) provides expert administrative support to all researchers, from pre-award through the award process on all grant mechanisms. RMS teams collaborate with the Principal Investigator (PI), his/her department and our sponsors so that PIs may be successful in their research grants.
GBC provides expert services including proposal development, contract negotiation and award acceptance to faculty seeking contracts with federal, state, municipal or foreign governments. Our team also provides contracting services to schools, faculty, and core labs needing negotiation and advice on training affiliations and professional services.
The Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) partners with a range of administrative units at UCSF in order to provide seamless support to UCSF researchers. Learn more about our partners and the services they provide here.
In May 2015, Research Management Services (RMS) conducted a Business Process Improvement (BPI) workshop focused on streamlining the management of outgoing subcontracts at UCSF using a Lean Six Sigma approach. The goal of the workshop was to reduce the average time from receipt of the complete Subaward Request to execution of a fully signed subcontract from 62 days to 33 days. A pilot to begin testing process improvements will run from July 1 to September 30.
for Administrative Staff
Please contact your Research Services Coordinator (RSC) in order to process an outgoing subcontract request. The RSC will assist you in collecting the necessary information.
RMS staff will assist you throughout the proposal submission process. Please contact your RSC in order to obtain information on preparing and submitting a proposal through RMS.
The Research Management Services Proposal Cost Matrix summaries the cost per type of proposal for different types of funding, funding mechanisms, and proposal action.
See 'Find my OSR staff' and enter your department(s) to find out which RSC and other OSR staff are assigned to you.
RMS staff will assist you throughout the proposal submission process for all federal and nonprofit grants. Government and Business Contracts (GBC) will guide you through proposal submission for contracts with federal, state, municipal or foreign governments.
For a detailed breakdown of which unit to contact for the type of proposal you are submitting, please see the Responsibility Matrix.
Please contact your OSR staff in order to obtain information on preparing and submitting a proposal through OSR.
The OSR staff member who assisted with your proposal submission will be able to answer questions about an award that is currently in-process. For information on a proposal that was submitted but not yet funded, please check with your RSC.
For proposals submitted through Innovation, Technology & Alliances (ITA), please contact your ITA professional.
UCSF Funding statistics and information can be found on our Facts & Figures page.