Outstanding research programs at the UCSF School of Medicine define and advance the scientific frontier and are among the reason the school ranks first nationally in National Institutes of Health research funding.

The success of our research mission depends on a broad range of institutional resources. The Office of Research site serves as an umbrella to cover Research Infrastructure and Operations; Office of Sponsored Research; Industry Contracts Division; Research Development Office; Research Resource Program; Laboratory Animal Resource Center; and Environment, Health and Safety.

The School of Medicine has its own specific funding mechanisms, including: