Resources for Your Research


  • Responsible Conduct of Research Program (external link): Coordinated by the Postdoc Office, the Responsible Conduct of Research Program for Postdoctoral Scholars is a thought-provoking, six-session course designed to satisfy NIH and NSF requirements for training in ethics and the responsible conduct of research.
  • Lab Safety: UCSF is committed to ensuring a safe and healthy environment for students, postdocs, faculty, and staff.
  • Purchasing lab equipment and supplies or computers: Most supplies and equipment can be purchased through "Bear Buy," an online purchasing system shared between the UCSF and UC Berkeley campuses. Visit the Supply Chain Management website for more information.
  • Clinical and Translational Science Institute: CTSI facilitates the rapid translation of research to improvements in patient and community health. It is a cross-school, campus-wide institute providing infrastructure, services and training to support clinical and translational research.
  • Core Facilities: UCSF offers numerous research core facilities and services from bioinformatics and imaging to microscopy and proteomics.
  • Data Share: enables individual researchers to share research data sets with the global community.
  • Library: UCSF postdocs are eligible to use all of the library's resources. The UCSF Library's Mobile Web is the optimal way to access Library and other campus resources (e.g. campus maps, shuttle schedules) on mobile devices.
  • Research Resource Program: The RRP supports a culture of innovation and collaboration in the use of research tools.
  • Standards for Keeping Lab Notebooks: When properly kept, a laboratory notebook is important because it establishes a permanent record that can prove what was done during the course of a project, and particularly what inventions were made and when. When improperly kept, it may fail 1) to prove what was conceived or done and 2) to establish important critical dates.