By RRP on
December 14, 2016

UCSF Budget and Resource Management has begun their annual process for submission of new recharge activity proposals and renewal of existing recharge rates for 2017-2018. Renewal proposals are due by February 27, 2017. All completed proposals submitted by February 27, 2017 for rate implementation in 2017-2018 will be approved before July 1, 2017.

The Recharge Basics 101 eCourse is available through the UC Learning Center and is offered to recharge administrators on-demand and at no cost. Recharge Operations is notified when someone completes the class and will continue to be available for scheduled advanced group or one-on-one trainings. Please contact Gabriella Hato at 415-502-3171 or [email protected] at any time if you or any of your units need help with recharge process or management issues.


Please visit the Budget & Resource Management website for forms and further details.


By RRP on
December 09, 2016

The Association of Biomolecular Resource Facilities annual meeting will be held March 25-28, 2017 in San Diego, CA. "A Forum for Advancing Today's Core Technologies to Enable Tomorrow's Innovations" will bring research leaders and attendees together for interactive experiences and productive networking opportunities.

More information about this year’s conference can be found at

The early registration deadline has been extended to February 17, 2017.

Click here for information about Travel Awards

By RRP on
November 15, 2016

The Research Resource Programs’ Strategic Advisory Committee (RRP SAC) held a half day retreat in October to discuss the status of RRP programs. A special guest at the retreat was EVCP Dan Lowenstein. The participants discussed different models of core governance and identified areas that the RRP could work to improve core efficiency. The RRPSAC plans to meet again in early 2017 to further this discussion and continue its work in improving the management of cores so researchers can spend more time in the lab! 

By RRP on
November 07, 2016

It is with great sadness that the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost has announced the closure of the Cell Culture Facility (CCF) Resale and Media Production units. CCF has been a venerable institution at UCSF for 44 years, serving the research community with outstanding customer service – anyone who has worked with the CCF staff know there is practically nothing they won’t do for their researchers.

The EVC&P will provide the campus community the information needed to transition in a way that minimizes the impact of this change in operations on research. Feel free to contact Executive Director Suzanne Murphy in the EVC&P office with any questions you have in the interim.

Read the full announcement from the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost, Dan Lowenstein, MD.


Please note that the Tissue Culture unit that cryopreserves and banks cell lines will remain open.