Translating Discovery into Health

University of California Biomedical Research Acceleration, Integration, & Development (UC BRAID) creates opportunities to improve health for Californians and beyond. Our platform for collaboration helps catalyze innovative ideas and build and leverage shared resources.  READ MORE


So long, silos! UC BRAID and our network of research administration experts across the University of California work to test and implement new ways of working together more efficiently. We break down barriers, making communication more effective, reducing impediments and redundancies, ultimately making it faster and easier for UC to conduct the next generation of research.


Contracting offices face increasing internal and external pressure to improve turnaround times for clinical trial contract execution. To address these challenges, UC BRAID convened a network of campus contracting leadership. More...

Participant Recruitment

Participant recruitment is a significant challenge in many studies involving human subjects. The 5 campuses of UC BRAID, UC Riverside, and Stanford have partnered to build a portfolio of tools and services to improve the participant recruitment processes. More...


UC BRAID works closely with campus IRB Directors and staff as they adapt to a changing regulatory landscape. This close collaboration provides opportunities for us to test new approaches that streamline IRB approval and speed up clinical trial activation.  More...

UC BRAID facilitated linking our clinical trial networks, for the first time giving our patients access to cutting edge therapies across the UC health systems through single IRB review and a simplified contracting process.


Gary Firestein, Director

Clinical and Translational Research Institute ,

UC San Diego


We are excited to showcase a diverse set of tools developed by our partners across the University of California. One example is a clinical trial finder that helps researchers, patients and physicians explore the broad portfolio of trials across the state. Another is a toolkit to assist UC investigators through the contracting process for investigator-initiated trials. Take a look and see what else is on offer.

UC Clinical Trials

Search for clinical trials across UC Health


UC Profiles

Find UC Health researchers in over 20k profiles

Investigator Initiated Trials 

Facilitate the contracting process for Investigator Initiated Trials
with this Toolkit

UC TrialQuest

Find IRB approval status for studies across the 5 UC Medical Centers

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Legacy tool for research study cohorts from 15m de-identified patient records across UC Health


Virtual Biospecimen Discovery

Locate biospecimens at repositories across UC


UC Core

Advance drug discovery with these resources


Advancing the Next Generation of Health Research

Together a diverse set of leaders, faculty, administrators, and partners learned about exciting advances, influenced UC BRAID’s objectives, and discussed new ways to position BRAID to be ready -- now and into the future.

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Date: October 3, 2018 Los Angeles


UC Health - OptumLabs: Round 4 Awardees

We received 34 proposals from 6 campuses, and are pleased to announce the final 7 proposals which were chosen to receive OptumLabs-funded access to its database of de-identified, linked clinical and administrative claims information (the OptumLabs Data Warehouse)

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Date: March 13, 2020  San Francisco 

UC BRAID and UC Health Create Centralized COVID Data Set

Dr. Carrie L. Byington, executive vice president of UC Health and an infectious disease expert, urged the creation of the COVID Reasearch Data Set (CORDS), through UC BRAID, the five UC Clinical and Translational Science Award institutions, and the UC Health Data Warehouse team.

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Date: July 15, 2020  Oakland

UC BRAID Collaborations Work to Impact Health throughout California

Celebrating ten years of shared infrastructure and programs that accelerate research and improve health, UC BRAID convened its annual meeting on October 14-15, 2019 at the UCLA Luskin Conference Center. 

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Date: November 1, 2019   Los Angles

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