About Us

The Office of Research (OR) serves as the primary campus office for matters related to research, including:

  • Review and acceptance of extramural research awards.
  • Furthering research relationships with government and industry.
  • Encouraging and assisting faculty in developing research and scholarly studies.
  • Oversight of intramural research support.
  • Functional responsibility for organized research units and projects.
  • Management of certain research-related programs, instrumentation and facilities.
  • Management of several UC Natural Reserve sites
  • Review and approval of the use of human subjects and conflict of interest disclosures.
  • Coordination of patenting and licensing of campus intellectual property.

The Office of Research is composed of a variety of offices, divided amongst (1) Interdisciplinary Research and Strategic Initiatives, (2) Research Administration and Compliance, (3) Technology Management and Corporate Relations.