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Research Support Units

The Office of Research Affairs is comprised of many departments, offices and administrative units. Each unit works to support UC San Diego's research endeavors or works to turn that research into viable, real-world products and services.


  • Contract & Grant Administration

    Contract & Grant Administration

    We are responsible for the stewardship of sponsored research from government, for-profit industry, non-profit, foreign and University of California sponsors.
  • Innovation and Commercialization

    Innovation and Commercialization

    The Office of Innovation and Commercialization aligns resources to encourage and support an innovative community comprised of students, faculty, staff, alumni and community advocates.
  • Natural Reserve System

    Natural Reserve System

    The Natural Reserve System supports university-level teaching, research and public service at protected natural areas throughout California.
  • Office of Research Affairs

    Office of Research Affairs

    The Office of Research Affairs acts as the administrative center for Research Affairs.
  • Postdoctoral and Visiting Scholars

    Postdoctoral and Visiting Scholars

    We work with faculty,  administrators and external organizations to support the personal growth and professional development of our postdocs and visiting scholars.
  • Research Compliance & Integrity

    Research Compliance & Integrity

    The Office of Research Compliance and Integrity is responsible for broad oversight, resources and education in issues relating to the conduct of research.