Innovation, discovery and collaboration power life-saving research. UCSF is dedicated to advancing health worldwide through preeminent biomedical research. Within our overarching advancing health worldwide mission, UCSF supports collaboration among UCSF researchers and researchers from other U.S. and global programs and institutions.

for Researchers

  • UCSF Coronavirus & COVID-19 Research
    From CTSI, Open Proposals is an invitation to contribute to team discussions on Coronavirus and COVID-19 related research at UCSF. Share, comment, contribute, and communicate about relevant ideas, plans, and discovery. This is a UCSF-only forum.
  • Participant Recruitment Program
    The CTSI Participant Recruitment Program (PRP) provides programs, tools, and resources to help research teams meet their recruitment goals. PRP has developed very helpful additional services and tools for COVID-19 related research, as well as resources to support remote recruitment. The program is led by Vanessa Jacoby, MD, MAS and is supported by Molly Belinski. PRP welcomes collaboration, ideas, and suggestions. Get in touch at [email protected].
  • COVID-19 Collaboration Platform
    This platform is a home for Randomized Clinical Trials (RCT) protocols that are available for collaboration. CovidCP publicizes protocols whose PI's are open to various levels of collaboration: joining forces with other research teams to create a core protocol; admitting new sites under the existing PI and IRB; sharing anonymized interim and/or final data through our partner Vivli with other sites that choose to independently operate a trial under a similar protocol. 

    for Everyone

    • Join a COVID-19 Research Study
      UCSF researchers are leading a variety of clinical research studies to understand the COVID-19 disease: diagnostics, therapeutics, healthcare delivery, health disparities, social determinants, epidemiology, and vaccine development.
    • Interested in a COVID-19 Contact Tracing Study?

      Scientists at UCSF are inviting the public to contribute the location data that Google collects from their mobile devices to a new study called Covidseeker, which aims to improve contact tracing efforts and help scientists understand how the coronavirus is spreading from person to person. Whether you have an Android device or just use Google Maps on your phone, Google logs your longitude and latitude on average every two minutes and can pinpoint your location within a 6-foot radius.

    • Interested in a COVID-19 Vaccine Trial?
      UCSF will be participating in some vaccine trials for COVID-19.  The COVID-19 Prevention Network (CoVPN), formed by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) at the US National Institutes of Health to respond to the global pandemic, is setting up a screening registry to create a list of potential volunteers who want to take part in current or future COVID-19 prevention clinical trials. 
    • COVID Accelerator
      Sponsored by several digital tech organizations, this is a community that brings together people and ideas with resources to move forward. Join doctors on the frontlines, engineers, scientists, storytellers, artists, and designers, all working toward a common goal. This is a non-UCSF initiative.
    • Resource for Children During Pandemic 
      An innovative and free mental health resource developed as part of our SAMHSA grant. Fighting the Big Virus: Trinka, Sam, and Littletown Work Together is a story developed by Piplo Production and the National Child Traumatic Stress Network to help young children and families talk about their experiences and feelings related to COVID-19 and the need to stay inside. There is also a booklet of common questions children may ask, a parent guide, and a feeling poster. The book and booklet can either be read to children or, parents may select specific pages for their children to color and talk about. These all can all be downloaded for free. For more information contact Chandra Ghosh Ippen, Ph.D.