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.

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.

Research News

UC San Diego Leads Landmark ABCD Study on Young Brains

The Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development study funded by the NIH is unique in both scope and duration. Read the PDF.

University Research Highlights

Check Out ‘Hot Topics’ from Research Affairs

Learn about export controls, the PI’s dilemma, and other key subjects and “hot topics” for researchers. 

Innovation at Work

Inventions, Licenses, Patents, Spin-Offs, Start-Ups and Other Successes From the Office of Innovation and Commercialization At UC San Diego. View Word doc...