Resources for Global Health Researchers at UCSF
The mission of International Research Support Operations (IRSO) is to enhance UCSF’s health research globally by providing structured operational and administrative support to faculty, staff, and partners to execute projects while managing risk and navigating challenges efficiently.
Find resources and tips for international travel, funding, regulatory guidance and other compliance and logistical issues. Resources are provided for faculty, students and staff.
IGHS has established registered country offices in Kenya, Mozambique, Namibia, Tanzania, and 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 IGHS, other UCSF global health researchers, and research projects from other UC campuses.