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Centralized Research Support Facility Reaping Significant Benefits

UCSD’s Unique New Design Could Signify Paradigm Shift

Published 3-1-2017

A new Centralized Research Support Facility (CRSF) at the University of California San Diego (UCSD) has created a host of benefits for the university and its Animal Care Program, including almost $13 million in savings to date, with more savings expected when existing space is reassigned. The project could signal a paradigm shift as available research space shrinks, but consolidation/centralization requires significant operational and cultural shifts.