UCSF Researchers

CTSI Resources
Available to all researchers at UCSF and affiliated institutions

As a service organization, we help researchers get their work done by offering support in a number of areas.

Expert Advice and Consultations

Investigators receive one hour of free consultation per unit.

>>Access the full list of Consultation Services


Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Online Course teaches investigators how to address the ethical issues that arise in research.

Implementation Science online courses address how interventions can be better integrated into practice. An online certificate program is also offered.

Training for Clinical Research Coordinators includes eLearning modules available at any time, and in-person and webinar-based courses offered periodically throughout the year.

Mentor Training Program offers seminars and online materials that address the benefits and challenges of mentorship, communicating effectively and balancing work-life.

See All Training (K Scholars Program, Pre-doctoral, Post-doctoral, etc.)

Funding & Grant Writing

CTSI Pilot Awards provides funding for career development, team science, and pilot projects by junior investigators.

Catalyst Awards support the development of Diagnostics, Devices, Therapeutics and Digital Health. Catalyst combines customized advice and access to industry expertise with funding.

Proposal Libraries are maintained that show examples of successful UCSF proposals, providing helpful guidance to researchers as they prepare their proposals. (UCSF access only)

Conducting Research

Clinical Research Services (CRS) assists investigators in translating promising clinical research ideas into successful protocols.  CRS integrates eight clinical sites across San Francisco and Oakland that provide an array of adult and pediatric services, including nursing, sample processing, and phlebotomy.

Community-Engaged Research Resources include guides for researchers and community partners, and SFBayCRN, UCSF's primary care practice-based research network.

UCSF Clinical Trials is a website that allows study participants to search UCSF clinical studies and contact study teams to express interest.  The website pulls from clinicaltrials.gov and other data sources and displays the information in a participant-friendly user interface.

UCSF Cores allows researchers to easily search UCSF shared instruments and services.

UCSF Profiles makes it easy for researchers to find a collaborator, create a professional online identity and network with over 7000 UCSF faculty and staff.

Biospecimen Resources Program supports excellence in biobanking activities and provides high-quality human biospecimens and data for research.

Participant Recruitment Program aims to bolster UCSF research by implementing programs and creating tools that allow research teams to meet recruitment goals with ease and efficiency. Assistance is available to support recruitment of under-served populations.

Still have questions? Contact a Research Navigator to find more resources and information.

Learn more about research at UCSF through the Office of Research website.