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


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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!


By RRP on
June 29, 2017

The Western Association of Core Directors annual meeting will be held September 21-22, 2017 in Santa Cruz, CA. The theme for this year's meeting is Dream, Design, Discover –  Embracing Change in Cores and Careers. This year's Keynote Speaker is Dr. Holden Maecker from Stanford University School of Medicine. More information about this year’s conference can be found at


Early registration is $100 - register now!


The WACD organizing committee is offering five travel awards for up to $800. Visit the WACD Travel Awards webpage for details about how to apply. The deadline for travel award applications is July 15, 2017.