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OCGA: International Research

Learn about engaging in International research at UC San Diego.

Conducting International Research at UC San Diego

International research can take many different forms. For example, a multi-site clinical trial with participants in Europe, hosting a visiting research from a University in Japan, or establising an affiliation agreement with a partner in Australia.

Partner Offices

While OCGA handles some international agreements, we may consult with, or refer you to one or more of the following offices:

  • Office of Innovation and Commercialization (OIC) - OIC manages UC San Diego's intellectual property portfolio on behalf of investigators and researchers. An example of engaging with OIC on an international research project might involve licensing a UC San Diego technology to an international commercial partner.
  • Office of Postdoctoral and Visiting Scholar Affairs (OPVSA ) - OPVSA oversees appointments, training, services and benefits for postdoctoral researchers at UC San Diego. They also coordinate appointments or affiliations for international scholars and scientists visiting UC San Diego from other universities, research institutions, companies or government agencies.
  • Graduate Division - Grad Division oversees appointments of international predoctoral graduate students (PhD, MA, MS, MBA, MD) pursuing research at UC San Diego related to a degree program at their home institution.
  • Office of International Affairs(OIA) - OIA works with UC San Diego stakeholders in support of global research and education, by serving as a resource for academic divisions, research units and professional schools on executing their international strategy, including International Memoranda of Understanding (MOU) and Affiliation Agreements.
  • Academic Personnel Services (APS) - APS is responsible for recruitment, compensation, and other HR related activities for international academic personnel.
  • Export Control Export Control identifies and manages export risks and provides export licenses in support of the research activities of university faculty, staff, and students.
  • International Shipping - Conducting international research may involve foreign shipment of materials or research supplies. The International Shipping team works closely with the Export Control Office at UC San Diego to mitigate risk and ensure compliance with international freight regulations.