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Research Facilities & Resources

UC San Diego has a variety of facilities on campus which provide services that enable and enhance our groundbreaking research. The campus also offers a wealth of resources to help faculty in their work, from preparing proposals to finding funding to managing the award. 


The California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2) represents an experiment in inventing the university research environment of the future to continue to fuel innovation in the global economy. It:

  • builds horizontal links among departments to foster multidisciplinary studies
  • creates research teams consisting of members who can be located anywhere because of the internet
  • supports involvement by faculty, students, industry, government, and community partners
  • enables prototyping in Calit2 "living laboratories"
  • provides technical professionals as the bridge between academia and industry

CORE Bio Services

Core Bio Services offers high quality biotech products and services at competitive prices to the campus research community and to the San Diego biotech community. They also stock a variety of biological products such as restriction enzymes, modifying enzymes, transformation and transfection products, growth factors, ultrapure reagents, DNA sequencing and more from a variety of vendors.

Health and Safety (EH&S)

Find research safety resources at UC San Diego through Blink. Make sure to also consult the division's research safety information.

Office of Research Affairs (ORA)

The Office of Research Affairs is charged with creating opportunities, enhancing the research experience, developing tools and training to improve research administration, and supporting and promoting university innovations to benefit the region, the state, the nation, and the world.  

The office collaborates with or oversees the campus Organized Research Units, Animal Care, Animal Welfare, Contracts and Grants, Research Ethics, Government Research Relations, University-Industry Relations, Conflict of Interest, Stem Cell Research, Technology Transfer Office, Postdoctoral Scholars, and Visiting Scholars programs.

For more information, please refer to the Office of Research Affairs.

If you are a researcher at UC San Diego, please refer to the Office of Research Affairs on Blink.

San Diego Supercomputer Center

SDSC provides and supports a wide range of computing and data resources for the research community. These resources are available for use by the University of California researchers, to academic researchers in the U.S, and to industry affiliates.

Shared Research Facilities

The Office of Research Affairs maintains a list of Core Shared Facilities at UC San Diego. These research facilities provide access to research equipment and support services all over campus.

Office of Innovation and Commercialization

The OIC is responsible for protecting, managing and licensing the intellectual property of UC San Diego, including inventions in the biomedical, life science and physical sciences sectors, copyright-protected materials such as software and images, and tangible research materials. The OIC, which has authority to license UCSD innovations, does so with the goal of fulfilling its mission to promote and facilitate the transfer of UC San Diego innovations for the benefit of the University community and the public. 

For more information, please refer to the Office of Innovation and Commercialization.