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

SIO Research Undergirds New State Climate Law

A tough new California climate law was inspired by decades of research by atmospheric scientist Veerabhadran Ramanathan at our Scripps Institution of Oceanography. More . . .

University Research Highlights

Landmark National Teen-Brain Study Launches

UC San Diego is leading the NIH’s Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) program, a large national study just recently launched. More . . .

Paper-Saving Electronic Proposal Development (ePD) Fully Operational

The ePD is now being used by over 130 departments and 16 central offices across General Campus, Health Sciences and Marine Sciences. More . . .

UCSD Plan