CoLabs is part of UCSF’s Office of Research and provides a centralized home for laboratories with experts and specialized equipment required for many studies performed at UCSF. CoLabs is comprised of CoLabs Teams and works closely with other groups that have formed CoLabs Incubators and Plug-Ins. Centralization allows for close working relationships between CoLabs group with complementary expertise.
CoProjects represent the fullest realization of our collaborative culture. CoProjects are full collaborations between investigators based in CoLabs and other investigators not based in CoLabs. For CoProjects, most or all experimental work is performed in CoLabs by some combination of CoLabs investigators and collaborators, and collaborators may be embedded in CoLabs where they will have access to experts and facilities needed for the work.