The Office of Research Affairs provides value-added services that help our scholars and scientists compete for, win, and administer grants; streamlines administrative processes; oversees key research collaborations; helps speed discoveries to the marketplace; builds partnerships with industry and other institutions; and helps bring the next generation of researchers into our classrooms and labs.
Help Support Our University – And Others
As a member or friend of one of the top public research universities in the nation, you undoubtedly know how federal government-funded research has been crucial to driving our economic prosperity and competitiveness; advancing health and conquering diseases; addressing environmental sustainability and enhancing quality of life; and ensuring national security.
Please help ensure that UC San Diego and our sister campuses can continue to address the scientific, technological and health challenges facing California and the nation by reaching out to your members of Congress and asking them to support investments in federal research funding.
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Vice Chancellor for Research
Sandra A. Brown
Welcome to the wide world of research at UC San Diego. As you'll see from the diverse array of organizations and functions we oversee or support, the Office of Research Affairs plays a key role in the university's billion-dollar research enterprise. From our innovative and interdisciplinary Organized Research Units to the offices which manage the incredibly complex business of contracts and grants, we work, often behind the scenes, to ensure that faculty, postdoctoral scholars, staff and students have the resources they need to excel in scholarship, research and discovery.
Hot Topics Newsletter
The Office of Research Affairs provides timely notices to the research community on important information, policies updates and regulatory initiatives and changes.
- Hot Topics - June 2017 (PDF)
- Hot Topics - March 2017 (PDF)
- Hot Topics - December 2016 (PDF)
- Hot Topics - September 2016 (PDF)
- Hot Topics - June 2016 (PDF)
ARIO 2017 Conference
September 25, 2017 - September 27, 2017
UC San Diego & the Office of Research Affairs are proud to host the Association of Research Integrity Officers 2017 Conference. To learn more visit: ario2017.ucsd.edu
Indirect Costs ... How Does This Impact my Research?
Indirect costs - also referred to as Facilities and Administrative (F&A) Costs - are those costs not specifically identifiable for any one project or program, but which are valid expenses of conducting research, instruction, and other sponsored activities at UCSD, such as building use, equipment depreciation, operation and maintenance of UCSD facilities, student services, departmental administration, or administrative support offices. Read more here.
NIH Update: Strengthening the Biomedical Research Enterprise
From the desk of National Institutes of Health Director Frank Collins, announcing the Next Generation Researchers Initiative. Read more here.
University Research Highlights
How UC San Diego Will Become #1 in EV Resources
Our community-wide plan to move into the #1 position in the U.S. for campus and community electric vehicle resources. Read more.