Organized Research Units and Special Research Programs
Explore the unique network of Organized Research Units and Special Research Programs that are managed by the Office of Research. These units and programs foster research that crosses boundaries among multiple disciplines which cannot readily be done within the administrative structure of a single department or other administrative unit.
Core Facilities and Services
Discover how our Core Facilities provide access to shared resources, such as technologies, equipment, services, and expert consultation. These facilities typically operate on a fee-for-service or reimbursement basis, with the goal of supporting the research mission of the university.
UC Davis’ Big Ideas
UC Davis’ Big Ideas are forward-thinking, interdisciplinary programs and projects that will build upon the strengths of the university to positively impact the world for generations to come.
Interdisciplinary Research & Strategic Initiatives (IRSI)
The Interdisciplinary Research & Strategic Initiatives (IRSI) division provides services to initiate, develop and advance interdisciplinary research at UC Davis.
UC Davis conducts more than 1,000 clinical research studies annually, including basic science, translational and clinical trial research — all with the goal of bringing new, effective and safe treatments to patients more quickly.