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Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research

119 California Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720-1500
research@berkeley.edu / (510) 642-7540

The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research has overall managerial responsibility for Berkeley's research enterprise. It seeks to maintain a research environment that fosters creativity, collaboration and community. Its specific goals are to provide effective support for campus-wide research efforts; to advocate for research needs and resources; and to maximize the benefits of Berkeley's research to the scholarly community, and to the quality of life in the local community, the state, and the nation.

In support of these goals, the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research:

  • Supervises over 50 research units, six museums, and seven field stations;
  • Administers the flow of research funding to the Berkeley campus;
  • Oversees the compliance of campus research with federal, state and university regulations;
  • Facilitates relations between University researchers and private industry for the benefit of society.

Administrative support for research and compliance across the campus is carried out by several subsidiary offices (see also "At a Glance" on this page). An overview of research centers, institutes, museums and field stations on the UC Berkeley campus is available on this Research Unit finder. For reporting lines, please consult the Vice Chancellor for Research organizational chart.