By RRP on
August 29, 2017

With the help of all of the core facilities across UCSF, the RRP has completed the first large-scale update of core contact information and resources in Cores Search ( since its inception in 2012! The Cores Search update was a key part of the 2016 Core Leadership plan to raise the profile of cores among researchers.

As the school year begins, you can look forward to other things we are doing to improve the “visualization” of cores:



By RRP on
August 22, 2017

Funding is available for instrumentation that will be managed in a UCSF Campus Core. Up to three Institutional Matching Instrumentation Awards are now available, through the RAP Fall Cycle. View the official RAP announcement at the UCSF News Center.

The goal of this award is to promote the availability of instrumentation at UCSF, improve cost effectiveness, encourage sharing among individual investigators, research groups and departments, and to foster a collaborative multidisciplinary environment. Funds can be used towards the cost of instruments, to fund essential personnel or maintenance costs during instrument validation. Funds should be used to match funding from extramural grants or from other UCSF funding sources.

RAP will offer drop-in Q&A sessions at the Mission Bay and Parnassus Campuses.

  • Parnassus - Wed., Aug. 30, Noon – 2 p.m. 513 (Medical Sciences Building Entrance)
  • Mission Bay - Thur., Sept. 7, Noon – 2 p.m. (Genentech Hall, Suite 116)
  • Mission Bay - Thur., Sept. 14, Noon – 2 p.m. (Genentech Hall, Suite 116)

The application deadline is September 18, 2017. For questions, contact RRP at


Apply to become a Campus Core | Review the IMIA application process

Funded by the Research Resource Program Chancellor’s Core Development Fund




By RRP on
August 15, 2017

Join us for the 2017 Fall Core Fairs! 

Need help with your research? Come visit cores' booths and find out how they can help!

Add the Parnassus event to your calendar   |   Add the Mission Bay event to your calendar

Enter to win 1 of 5 Amazon Gift Cards and grab some FREE Pizza!!! 

2017 Fall Core Fairs - September 14 and 28


By RRP on
August 04, 2017

The RRP is pleased to announce this years’ Core Leadership Retreat will be held on Friday, October 6th 2017 at the Mission Bay Conference Center; this day is reserved to meet with core leaders and discuss various topics relating to Best Practices for Cores; additional information along with the opportunity to register and reserve your seat will be announced soon.


Registration is now open!