By RRP on
February 03, 2014

Julie Auger has embarked on an ambitious strategic planning project to identify the campus need for investment in UCSF Shared Research Facilities (cores) over the next 5-10 years.

As with the IT Roadmap project this roadmap, vetted by the faculty, will be presented to the Budget & Investment Committee for funding prioritization. The project will identify strategic priorities across all areas including basic, translational and clinical research and will identify gaps in shared technology, expert personnel support initiatives, space needs, education programs and business management needs. UCSF Consultant Mary Beth Baker, who facilitated the IT Roadmap project, will assist with roadmap development. 

In November, a forum was launched via UCSF's Open Proposal, to collect ideas from the campus community regarding the need for investment in UCSF's Shared Research Facilities. Participants were asked to submit suggestions based on what new or additional services, technologies, training, equipment, etc. would be needed to support their evolving research going forward. These ideas will help create a core research infrastructure in the future that is both responsive and supportive of the research needs of the campus. A great deal of excellent feedback was received during the initial suggestion period, and the survey has recently been re-opened to increase the level of input from the community.

For more information, or to submit your ideas via the Open Proposal Forum, please visit:

The forum will close on February 28th.

By RRP on
July 22, 2013

On behalf of the ETAC, and the EVCP's office, the Research Resource Program is proud to announce that for the Spring 2013 cycle of the Funding Shared Equipment Awards, seven projects have been awarded funding for a total of $1,001,917.

Created in 2012, these awards are designed to fund transformational technologies and instrumentation which support the development of Enabling Technology Centers (cores) at UCSF. The Chancellor allocated an additional $1mm in funding for these awards in Round 2.

The projects that have been awarded for the Spring 2013 cycle are as follows:

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By RRP on
April 09, 2013

We are pleased to announce the second round of this award program developed in 2012 to support and fund Enabling Technology Centers (cores) at UCSF. The Chancellor has allocated an additional $1MM for investment in transformational technologies and instrumentation to support the development of existing and new Enabling Technology Centers.

Please click here for more information. 

By RRP on
January 17, 2013

The UCSF Research Resource Program (RRP) is proud to announce that for the Fall 2012 cycle of the Core Exploratory Award program, fifteen projects have been awarded funding totaling $66,674. Details on the projects that will receive funding can be found below.

Created by the RRP in collaboration with CTSI-SOS, these awards enable researchers to explore the use of new technologies or services available in existing core facilities at UCSF.

Core Exploratory Awards will be offered again during the upcoming Spring 2013 RAP cycle. The application deadline is February 25, 2013, and the call for applications will go out on January 28th. Please check the RAP website ( for more information.

We received many excellent proposals this cycle, and we look forward to the continued success of this award program.

The projects that have been awarded for the Fall 2012 cycle are as follows: