Welcome to the Science Policy Group at UCSF. We are a student- and postdoc-run organization interested in the interface between science and policy. 

Mission Statement

The Science Policy Group at UCSF is a coalition of students and postdocs interested in learning more about how scientists can participate in the policy-making process to enhance the research enterprise. We host speakers and workshops to facilitate conversation within the UCSF community on a variety of science policy issues and aim to provide opportunities and tools to scientists interested in building advocacy skills and engaging with science policy. 


We define science policy to include any work that supports the infrastructure and development of the research enterprise. We are interested in speaking with and collaborating with individuals who participate in these activities including policy-makers and research development professionals from a variety of perspectives, including academic, government, corporate and nonprofit settings.