By RRP on
February 13, 2015

Julie Auger's last day as Executive Director of the Research Resource Program will be Friday, February 27th. Julie's has accepted a position at the University of California, Davis, and will lead a similar program there.

Elizabeth Sinclair will continue in her role as Associate Director while she serves as Interim Executive Director. After Julie’s departure, Elizabeth Sinclair may be contacted with any day-to-day issues pertaining to core facilities or the RRP:; 415-206-3461

MyCORES or finance issues should continue to be directed as follows:

• MyCORES - please email
• Finance – please contact Finance Manager Yvette Villicana at:

A search is currently underway for Julie's replacement, and we will provide an update with any additional news as soon as possible. 

We wish Julie all the best in her new position, and thank her for nearly five years of service with UCSF and the Research Resource Program!

By RRP on
November 19, 2014

We are pleased to announce the third round of this award program developed in 2012 to support and fund Enabling Technology Centers (cores) at UCSF. The Chancellor has allocated an additional $2MM 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
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:

Author & Proposal Title