About Us

Last updated on October 3, 2013

Our Mission

The mission of the Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) is to promote, support, strengthen and grow the research, clinical and education enterprise of UCSF. Through teamwork and collaboration, OSR provides prompt, accurate and responsive support, enabling faculty to build relationships and successfully apply for their research funding. 

OSR includes the following offices:

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.

Industry Contracts Division (ICD) reviews, negotiates and executes all of industry sponsored research agreements. These include agreements for non-disclosure/confidentiality, material transfers, data use, research agreements, collaborations, clinical trials, and other agreements that may be funded by an industry sponsor.