Promote collaboration and cross disciplinary efforts within UCSF

  1. Develop an infrastructure to establish UCSF leadership in bioinformatics 
    • By Dec. 31, 2012, develop a plan for leveraging computational sciences to promote translational research.
    • By Dec. 31, 2012, establish a new partnership with another UC campus to share best practices and ideas.
    • By June 30, 2014, build a bioinformatics initiative across all schools, including setting targets for hiring and training.

Invest in infrastructure that enables UCSF to excel at basic, clinical and population research

  1. Improve infrastructure to support basic clinical and population research. 
    • Expand and staff Research Development office by June 30, 2012 to build a community to share best practices in grant pursuit and writing.
    • Continue ongoing efforts to invest in Enabling Technology Centers.
    • Enhance existing data repositories and mining tools and improve existing views of data by June 30, 2012.

Lead and influence biomedical research policy at the national and international levels.

  1. Identify impactful, innovative initiatives in biomedical research that can proactively influence policy.
    • Establish at least two agency partnerships in which UCSF plays a senior advisor role by Dec. 31, 2012.
    • Develop a minimum of one pilot program by Dec. 31, 2012, involving collaboration between UCSF and a government entity with a high-impact objective.
    • By June 30, 2012, initiate work on project to explore innovative research models with potential policy implications.