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UCSF Research Development Office (RDO): Templates and Guides


The Research Development Office LibGuide contains templates and boilerplate language for use in grant applications. Please note that, while we do update these documents as necessary, it is your responsibility to verify specific information. The date of last update is in the header of each document. Please contact the RDO at to inquire about updated information.

The types of language you will find in these pages:

  • Facilities and Resources: descriptions of the UCSF Campus, Schools, Departments, and other institutional entities
  • Letters of Support: examples of LOS to express institutional support
  • Resource and Data Sharing: examples and templates for Resource Sharing and Data Sharing Plans
  • Other Regulatory: examples and templates for Human Subjects, Authentication of Key Resources Plan, Vertebrate Animals, etc.
  • Multiple PI: example and template for Multiple PI/PD structures

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