PI Desk Reference

By Majesta Ewing, Deborah Ferguson-Fitch, Mary McGinty, Kassie Obelleiro, Aaron Shaw on December 08, 2022
Check out OSR’s PI Desk Reference, a guide to help investigators more easily identify resources needed to work with OSR and supporting offices. The PI Desk Reference includes guidance on:

PI Desk Reference

By Kassie Obelleiro on September 15, 2022
The OSR Council has drafted a PI Desk Reference to guide any PI, without assistance, to the OSR existing support and the source information they need. The design is a streamlined and minimalist approach, briefly explaining and linking to existing webpages and other resources for substantive...

New OSR Division Names and Working Titles

By Olive Giovannetti, Mae Moredo and Kassie Obelleiro on June 17, 2022
The Proposals and Grants Teams (formerly known as Research Management Services - RMS) and the Contracts & Awards teams (formerly known as Awards, and Government and Business Contracts - GBC) recently updated Division names and working titles. The new titles better align with the new structure...

Upgraded Compliance Process for International Activities and Collaborations

June 07, 2022
Avoid delays to your research involving International Projects! Learn about steps UCSF is taking in response to UC undue foreign government influence audit.

Applicable F&A Rate When Working From Home

By Kassie Obelleiro on March 18, 2022
Dear Colleagues, The Office of Sponsored Research has been receiving requests for use of the off-campus F&A rate (26% rate) due to researchers working from home. Please review the following guidance provided in response to these requests:

Start Your Research Strong in 2022

By Cathy Dunn and Kassie Obelleiro on February 04, 2022
Tips for working with OSR in the New Year: collaborate with OSR early, new OSR website, Other Support and Biosketch updates and receiving important emails.

Plans to Prepare for COVID-Related Abscenses

January 11, 2022
Due to staffing shortages and the potential for COVID-related absences, the Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) is preparing for a slowdown in services that may affect proposal preparation during the first quarter of 2022.

Upcoming Changes to the NIH Biographical Sketch and Other Support Format Pages

By Catherine Dunn on November 22, 2021
NIH announces changes to the Biographical Sketch and Other Support forms and instructions. The new forms and instructions apply to applications and RPPRs submitted for due dates on or after January 25, 2022.

Redesigned OSR Website

By Kassie M. Obelleiro on November 22, 2021
Redesigned website


February 01, 2019
Effective with new funding received on or after July 1, 2019, UCSF administrative offices will categorize federally-funded Clinical Trials as Organized Research. This change is the result of an impact analysis and survey of UC campuses with medical centers following a review of the October 2014...