UC scholars conduct cutting-edge research in almost every known field — but they don't do it alone! They rely on a strong community of research support that helps them collaborate and navigate the ins and outs of university research.

Research and Graduate Studies (RGS) works with the campus researchers and administrators who support research to address the policies, practices and administrative procedures that promote and enhance a safe and effective research enterprise. RGS provides advice and guidance to campuses, fosters a systemwide perspective and supportive community, and coordinates action (when needed) to address issues that have the potential to affect research at all UC campuses.  

Here are some recent highlights:

UCOP Systemwide Research Portfolio Review Group

UC Office of the President

In 2014, the Portfolio Review Group examined UCOP's portfolio of systemwide research investments to provide campus-wide input and advice on the portfolio as a whole, and how we might optimize these investments.

2016 New State of California Model Agreement

Research Policy Analysis & Coordination

UC has negotiated a new model terms and conditions for the work it does for the State. Read the February 1st memo providing initial guidance and resources concerning the model agreement.

2016 Uniform Guidance Update

The UC Systemwide Uniform Guidance Workgroup has been working to understand the impacts of Uniform Guidance on UC campuses and help facilitate a smooth transition to these new federal rules and regulations. The Workgroup has In 2016, the workgroup issued a second update on its work.