Resources for Global Health Researchers at UCSF

International Research Support Operations

IRSO's mission is to enhance UCSF’s health research globally by providing structured operational and administrative support to faculty, staff, and partners to efficiently execute projects while managing risk and navigating challenges.

Population Health Research Datasets

Explore a curated list of global health datasets offered through the Population Health Data Initiative.

Global Research Projects Database

Search this database of UCSF global health projects to find out who's doing what where.

Global Research HUB

Find resources and tips for international travel, funding, regulatory guidance, and other compliance and logistical issues. Resources provided for faculty, students and staff. Similar information for all UC campuses is available at the UCGO website

Global Programs Offices

IGHS has established registered country offices in Kenya, Mozambique, Namibia, Tanzania, Uganda that support UCSF global research projects. Registration for a sixth office in South Africa is pending. The offices enable IGHS to:

  • Better control project activities, including compliance with funders’ policies
  • Open business bank accounts
  • Legally hire local citizens
  • Facilitate in-country procurement and vendor contracts

These offices support UCSF Institute for Global Health Sciences, other UCSF global health researchers as well as research projects from other UC campuses. 

For more information, please visit the Global Programs website or contact Jane Drake.

International Partnerships & Affiliations

This site includes an International Partnerships Toolkit, which was developed by the Executive Vice Chancellor/Provost and Global Health Sciences and provides general direction to those interested in, or engaged in, international collaborations.