Academic Partners

We work closely with a wide range of partners within the UCSF community and across the UC system, and with our counterparts nationwide as part of a national consortium of leading academic institutions.

University of California Biomedical Research Acceleration, Integration, and Development (UC BRAID)

A joint effort of five UC Health campuses - Davis, Irvine, Los Angeles, San Diego, and San Francisco, UC BRAID integrates resources and talent across the University of California to accelerate research that improves health. UC BRAID has developed a strong governance and versatile infrastructure to enhance clinical and translational research through a variety initiatives including contracting IRB reliance, infomatics and more. UC BRAID started in 2010 as a grassroots organization and has built a network of campus leaders, faculty, administrators, and UC Office of the President partners that is a powerful driver to advance research infrastructure.

UCSF Innovation Ventures

Innovation Ventures is dedicated to helping the UCSF community navigate the complexities of translational technology development and commercialization by working up-close with our research faculty and promising students to really understand their science. It has a single purpose and that is to support the transition of UCSF innovation out of the lab and into the marketplace as more fully developed therapies, with a greater confidence of success. Whether evaluating a new discovery, securing funding, seeking external partnerships, or starting new companies, facilitates protection, development, and commercialization of novel and valuable healing inventions. The Catalyst Program is one of five programs in Innovation Ventures serving as UCSF’s translational accelerator focused on advancing UCSF discoveries with clinical impact and commercial potential.

University of California, Office of the President

The University of California Office of the President is the system-wide headquarters of the University of California, managing its fiscal and business operations and supporting the academic and research missions across its campuses, labs and medical centers.

California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences

The mandate of the California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences (QB3) promotes cross-campus, interdisciplinary research using quantitative approaches to tackle the most difficult challenges through creative partnerships with industry and support for entrepreneurial scientists bring the fruit of research to market and bring benefit to society.

UCSF-UC Hastings Consortium: Bridging Health Science & Law

The UCSF-UC Hastings Consortium is dedicated to improving interdisciplinary communication and collaboration between the law and health sciences, and seeks to institute and support broad-based initiatives in education, research, and service. UCSF and UC Hastings have combined their considerable talents and resources and directed them at the juncture where law and the health sciences meet, with the concomitant aims of better informing the law regarding the health sciences and better enabling the health sciences to serve the public good.

Clinical & Translational Science Award Consortium

Working together as a national consortium, the 62 Clinical & Translational Science Awards (CTSA) institutions share a common vision to improve human health by transforming the research and training environment to enhance the efficiency and quality of clinical and translational research. The CTSA program is led by the National Center for Research Resources, part of the National Institutes of Health. View a list of all CTSA institutions.

Note: CTSI Consultation Services provides expert advice to investigators with the goal of improving the quality and quantity of science at UCSF and affiliated institutions. Easily accessible, comprehensive and integrated consultations are available in diverse research fields at every stage of a study.