Doing Research at UCSF

Fund Your Research

You can't necessarily count on your PI to fund your postdoc for the entire course of your postdoctoral training. Finding the money to pay for your research is an issue you will have to confront again and again as a scientist.

Responsible Conduct of Research

Many funding agencies, including the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation, require their grantees to fulfill formal RCR training to ensure the quality and integrity of their research. The RCR website offers key contacts, RCR training schedules, course syllabi, links to relevant external sites, template RCR text for grant proposals, and many other resources.

Find Collaborators

Make one of your very first tasks as a postdoc to 1) add your own information to UCSF Profiles and 2) find people outside of your lab who are doing work in your area or that may complement your research. 

Research Resource Program (RRP)

Turn to the RRP to find cores and core resources you need to do your research.

Hone your research skills at the Library

Whether you want to learn about data science, find funding opportunities, mine the literature, or explore 3D printing in the Makers Lab, the UCSF Library has the workshops and support you need to get started.

UCSF Accelerate

Run by the Clinical and Translational Science Institute at UCSF, the Accelerate program can provide consultants to help you with study design and implementation, data management extraction, community-engaged research, recruitment, biostatistics, regulatory questions and more.

Office of Environment, Health and Safety

The EH&S office at provides expertise and resources to help the UCSF community maintain a safe workplace, insure safe practices, and protect the environment. Most postdocs will be required to take some kind of safety training if they are going to be working in a lab setting. 


Date: July 30, 2024
Time: 9:10 - 10:30 a.m., PDT
Date: September 18, 2024
Time: 4 - 6 p.m. PDT