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San Diego State University

  • Training in responsible and ethical research practices is an integral part of preparing academic professionals to conduct research.
  • Information and resources related to SDSU's Human Research Protection Program and the Institutional Review Board.
  • The ACUP assists the institution and research community in complying with its federal assurance and institutional policies for the use of animals in research and teaching.
  • Enabling research by identifying and managing export risks and providing export licensing for research and other university activities.
  • This program ensures that research or teaching activities involving biohazardous materials are conducted safely.
  • The Conflict of Interest Committee evaluates research when an investigator discloses a significant financial interest that may influence the conduct of the activity.

SDSU Division of Research Affairs


San Diego State University provides an environment that fosters research and scholarship across all disciplines. SDSU is currently designated as a "research/high research" institution by the Carnegie Foundation and soon expects to be Doctoral/Research-Extensive.

The Division of Research Affairs (DRA) is the central University office with oversight of research management, regulatory compliance, research assurances, and research promotion. The DRA is responsible for institutional approval of all grant proposals and contracts relating to sponsored research, instruction, and service agreements.

This site provides access to the research related services and guidance needed to fully support the SDSU research community in the advancement of knowledge and education.

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Division of Research Affairs

Gateway Center, 3rd floor

San Diego State University
5250 Campanile Dr.
Mail Code 1933
San Diego, CA 92182

Phone: 619-594-5938
Fax: 619-594-4109
Email: dra@mail.sdsu.edu