Working together to defeat the COVID pandemic

Welcome to the UCSF Office of Research COVID-19 central clearinghouse for all UCSF COVID-19 related research and funding opportunities.

UCSF researchers responded quickly and continue to address the challenges that the COVID-19 pandemic has brought forth. Their investigations range from fundamental virology, immunology, epidemiology, diagnostic development, drug target identification, therapeutic development and testing, development of animal models, medical interventions, socio-behavioral impacts, computational modelling, and clinical implementation.

Created by the UCSF Office of Research and research stakeholders, this website is dedicated to encouraging and supporting COVID-19 and SARS-CoV-2 research collaboration on campus and within the global research community, as well as promoting targeted resources and housing funding opportunities aimed at COVID-19 and SARS-CoV-2. Our goal is to serve as both a single central resource for the UCSF research community to find all of the information they need to build connections, find funding, and generate new knowledge in this critical time as well as an overarching view of the spectrum of scientific discovery currently in progress at UCSF in these two areas.

Members of the public are invited to learn about the range of our current research-in-progress and explore specific projects as well as opportunities to participate in clinical trials. Thank you for your interest in UCSF research.

UCSF researchers are encouraged to consider new and innovative cross-disciplinary collaborations. Researchers can take a deep dive into our work, finding detailed information on UCSF-based COVID-19 related research projects by topic, contact information for lead PIs, and funding opportunities. This information is available via MyAccess (see main menu Login link).

Funder Highlight: NIH Will Continue to Accept Preliminary Data as Post-Submission Material Through August/October 2021 Councils (October 21, 2020):

In recognition of the fact that COVID-19 may still be adversely affecting the ability of applicants to generate preliminary data, NIH will continue to accept a one-page update with preliminary data as post-submission materials for applications submitted for the August/October 2021 council (beginning with applications submitted for the January 25, 2021 due date for Summer 2021 review meetings), ONLY if the Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) used for submission allowed preliminary data in the application (NOT-OD-20-179). The deadline for submitting all post-submission materials, including preliminary data, will be 30 days before the study section meeting. Because applications for emergency competitive revisions and urgent competitive revisions undergo expedited review, post-submission materials will not be accepted for those applications.

Excerpted highlights from the most recent UCSF Division of HIV, Infectious Diseases & Global Medicine Cross-Campus Infectious Diseases COVID-19 Task Force weekly digest:

As of October 30, 2020




Explore COVID-19 research at UCSF

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Discover support for COVID-19 research

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UCSF COVID-19 Publications

List of publications & recent "Hot Pubs"

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Guidelines & Policies

COVID-19 related research guidelines & policies

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Task Force

COVID-19 Research Coordination Task Force

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