Kuali Research Activity Types

Basic Research - Research which is directed toward increase of knowledge in science wherein the primary aim of the investigator is fuller knowledge or understanding of the subject under study, rather than a clear or direct practical application thereof.

Basic Research, Marine Physical Lab Scripps Institution of Oceanography ship and ship technician use.

Instruction/Training - Projects that involve the scholarly, professional, or occupational instruction for matriculated students or University employees in forms such as classes, seminars, workshops, conferences, etc. This also includes agency sponsorship of students or employees who are "in training" primarily, but not exclusively, at the graduate and postgraduate levels. The scope of this also includes sponsored training awards made to the University which provide for selection of student recipients by academic departments and the institutional support which is either included in the training grant or is applied for and awarded separately.

Intergovernmental Personnel Agreement - An Intergovernmental Personnel Agreement is a payment mechanism that allows a UC San Diego employee to remain on our payroll and benefits while providing service to a government agency.

Clinical Research - Research with human subjects that is patient-oriented. Research conducted with human subjects (or on material of human origin such as tissues, specimens, and cognitive phenomena) for which an investigator (or colleague) directly interacts with human subjects. Excluded from this definition are in vitro studies that utilize human tissues that cannot be linked to a living individual. It includes research into the mechanisms of human disease, therapeutic interventions, clinical trials, development of new technologies, epidemiological and behavioral studies, outcomes research and health services research. Studies falling under 45 CFR part 46.101(b) (4) (Exemption 4) are not considered clinical research by this definition. For more detailed information contact the Office of Clinical Trials Administration. 
Other Sponsored Activities - To be used only if a research project cannot be classified as basic, applied, developmental, or clinical research.