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.
Budget and Resource Management (BRM)
The office of Budget and Resource Management's vision is to provide the highest quality financial resource management services to enable the UCSF community to make the most effective decisions.
Clinical Research Resource HUB
The HUB provides a single portal to clinical research resources, expertise, and best practices for investigators, study staff, participants and partners/affiliates.
Clinical & Translational Science Institute (CTSI)
The Clinical & Translational Science Institute (CTSI) facilitates the rapid translation of research to improvements in patient and community health. To achieve its goals, CTSI provides infrastructure, services, and training to support clinical and translational research. To advance its mission, it develops broad coalitions and partnerships at the local and national levels to enable a transformation of the research environment. Established in 2006, CTSI was among the first of the now 60-member Clinical & Translational Science Awards (CTSA) consortium funded by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Conflict of Interest (COI)
“Conflict of interest in research” refers to situations in which financial or other personal considerations may compromise, or have the appearance of compromising, a researcher's professional judgment in conducting or reporting research. In those situations where a financial interest and/or possible conflict of interest are disclosed, each situation is reviewed by the Chancellor’s Conflict of Interest Advisory Committee (COIAC).
Contracts & Grants Accounting (CGA)
The goal of Contracts and Grants Accounting is to assist principal investigators, research administrators, and funding agencies in successfully managing sponsored projects through the post award process. CGA works closely with the Office of Sponsored Research and campus departments from the set-up of new awards, through timely billing of sponsors, collection and financial reporting, close out of contracts and grants, and post-award compliance requirements. CGA is a division of the Controller’s Office.
The Controller’s Office is committed to accuracy and timeliness of all financial information used campus-wide and university-wide, and ensures compliance with institutional polices, applicable laws and regulations.
Human Research Protection Program (HRPP)
The Committee on Human Research (CHR) is UCSF's Institutional Review Board (IRB). An Institutional Review Board is a committee, operating under Federal regulations, State laws, and institutional policy, that reviews research involving human subjects to ensure the ethical and equitable treatment of those subjects.
Innovation Ventures partners with industry on research and clinical programs in order to support and market UCSF inventions to the commercial world.
Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)
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.
Office of Ethics and Compliance
The Office of Ethics and Compliance collaborates with the UCSF community and senior leadership to coordinate and guide compliance efforts across the campus.
With research facilities at UCSF, UC Berkeley and UC Santa Cruz, QB3 promotes cross-campus, interdisciplinary research using quantitative approaches to tackle the most difficult challenges. Creative partnerships with industry and support for entrepreneurial scientists bring the fruit of research to market and bring benefit to society—in the form of products, services, and high-value life science jobs. QB3 tools include research facilities, educational programs, internships, mentoring, incubators, and a seed-stage venture fund.
Research Development Office (RDO)
The Research Development Office (RDO) fosters scientific collaborations between internal and external research teams and facilitates proposal development for large, multi-investigator project grants. The RDO is also home to the Resource Allocation Program and the Limited Submission Program.
Risk Management and Insurance Services (RMIS)
Risk Management and Insurance Services (RMIS) strives to protect the assets and interests of UCSF staff and programs through assessment of loss exposures, focused prevention efforts and efficient management of insurance and self-insurance policies.
UCSF Development and Alumni Relations (UCSF Foundation)
The UCSF Foundation, established in 1982, is the giving, receiving and investing arm of the University of California, San Francisco. The Foundation’s daily operations are administered by UCSF’s Office of Development and Alumni Relations, which is responsible for garnering private support and fostering communication and campus outreach efforts to UCSF donors, alumni and other constituents.
University of California Office of the President (UCOP)
The Office of the President is the system-wide headquarters of the University of California, managing its fiscal and business operations, and supporting the academic and research missions across all of its various campuses, labs and medical centers.