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Office of Research

The Office of Research is the primary campus resource for matters related to research. It leads the way in cultivating relationships with government and industry, assisting faculty in developing research and scholarly studies, and in coordinating the patenting and licensing of intellectual property.

Office of Research

UC Davis researchers address today’s most pressing challenges dealing with food, water, health, society, energy and the environment. In doing so, the university is improving the quality of life for people throughout California, the nation and world.

Research Programs and Centers

Schools and Colleges Research

  • Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing
  • College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
  • College of Biological Sciences
  • College of Engineering
  • College of Letters and Science
    • Humanities, arts and cultural studies
    • Mathematical and physical sciences
    • Social sciences
  • Graduate School of Management
  • School of Education
  • School of Law
  • School of Medicine
  • School of Veterinary Medicine

Interdisciplinary research and teaching programs

If you cannot find the department you are looking for here, you might want to try the Academic Departments page or the Administration page.

Programs A-B

  • Agricultural Health and Safety Center
  • Agricultural Issues Center
  • Air Quality Research
  • Alzheimer's Disease Center
  • Aquatic Ecosystems Analysis Laboratory
  • Biotechnology Program
  • Bodega Marine Laboratory

Programs C (including Centers)

  • California Cultures Initiative (formerly the Pacific Regional Humanities Institute)
  • California Institute of Food and Agricultural Research (CIFAR)
  • California Lighting Technology Center (CLTC)
  • California National Primate Research Center (CRPRC)
  • Cancer Center
  • Center for Animals in Society
  • Center for Aquatic Biology and Aquaculture
  • Center for Biophotonics Science and Technology
  • Center for Companion Animal Health
  • Center for Comparative Medicine
  • Center for Ecological Health Research
  • Center for Health and the Environment (formerly the Institute of Toxicology and Environmental Health)
  • Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care
  • Center for Healthy Aging
  • Center for Mind and Brain
  • Center for Neuroscience
  • Center for Population Biology
  • Center for Spatial Technologies and Remote Sensing (CSTARS)
  • Certificate Program in Business Development
  • Clinical and Translational Science Center
  • Cooperative Research Extension Services for Schools (CRESS)

Programs D-L

  • The Davis Humanities Institute
  • DELTA Group (Determination of Effects and Long-Range Transport of Aerosols)
  • Dairy Research and Information Center (DRINC)
  • Economy, Justice and Society
  • The UC Davis Functional Glycobiology Program
  • Genome Center
  • The Hemispheric Institute on the Americas (HIA)
  • Indigenous Research Center of the Americas
  • Information Center for the Environment (ICE)
  • Institute for Data Analysis and Visualization (IDAV, formerly known as the Center for Image Processing and Integrated Computing, CIPIC)
  • The Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation
  • The Institute of Governmental Affairs
  • The Institute of Transportation Studies
  • International Agricultural Development
  • John Muir Institute of the Environment

Programs M-R

  • M.I.N.D. Institute (Medical Investigation of Neurodevelopmental Disorders)
  • Nanomaterials in the Environment, Agriculture and Technology (NEAT)
  • Program in International Nutrition
  • Road Ecology Center
  • Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science (RMI)

Programs S-Z

  • Small Farm Program (formerly the Small Farm Center)
  • Statewide Integrated Pest Management Program
  • Sustainable Agriculture Farming Systems Project (SAFS)
  • Sustainable Agricultural Research and Education Program (SAREP)
  • Tahoe Environmental Research Center
  • UC Groundwater Cooperative Extension Program
  • UC Statewide Integrated Pest Management Program
  • Violence Prevention Research Program
  • Western Center for Agricultural Health and Safety
  • Wine Executive Program
  • Wildlife Health Center