Research administration communities

Listservs and SharePoint

RPAC maintains various listservs and SharePoint sites to support collaboration among the specialized research administration and policy communities across the University of California system. Only UC employees may access an RPAC listserv or SharePoint site, and an appropriate supervisor must authorize access.

Some of RPAC's listserv and SharePoint communities include:

  • CALTESTBED-L - The CalTestBed listerv is reserved for CalTestBed Program participants. Appropriate subscribers to this listserv include CalTestBed campus Ombudspersons, CalTestBed PIs and academic support professionals, as well as research and accounting administrators who manage CalTestBed agreements and invoicing.
  • CGDIRECTORS-L - The Contracts & Grants Leadership listserv is reserved for senior systemwide Contracts & Grants/Sponsored Projects leadership. RPAC defers to each campus to determine which members of its staff are included on this listserv.
  • CLIN-L - The Clinical Trials listserv and SharePoint site convene those in campus research administration offices with responsibility for negotiating clinical trial agreements (and associated contracts such as confidentiality agreements) to share information with the UC community primarily relating to research administration issues associated with human clinical trials.
  • CMA-L - The California Model Agreement listserv is used to disseminate information about the California Model Agreement, the standard agreement in place between UC and State of California agencies.
  • INDUSTRY-L - The Industry listserv is reserved for negotiators who of agreements with for-profit entities.
  • INTERNATIONALRESEARCH-L - The International Research listserv brings together those who negotiate international research agreements and work to support international collaborations.
  • LICENSE-L - The Licensing listserv is a forum for UC licensing officers to pose questions and share information about best practices in technology transfer and licensing.
  • REMS-L - All users of the Research Enterprise Management System (REMS) application are subscribed to the REMS-L listserv in order to receive system updates.
  • RPAC-NONPROFIT-L - The Nonprofit Agreements listserv gathers contracts and grants officers and technology transfer officers involved in reviewing and negotiating contracts and grants from charitable foundations to coordinate and discuss contracts and grants from charitable foundations.
  • SUBAWARDS-L - The Subawards listserv is used by members of the systemwide research administration community responsible for subaward agreements and internal multiple campus award documents.
  • UCBCC-L - The Business Contracts Constituents (BCC) listserv allows communications among individuals who have direct or indirect responsibility for business (revenue) contracts.
  • UCFAR-L - The Federal Contracts listserv is a hub for contracts and grants officers who regularly negotiate federal contracts.
  • UCMTA-L - The Material Transfer Agreement (MTA) listserv and SharePoint site are used by UC's community of MTA negotiators.
  • UCRAO-L - The General Research Administration and Policy listserv is RPAC's most general listserv, serving as a source for information about research administration and policy at the University of California.

Please complete an Access Request for access to these listservs and SharePoint sites.