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The Office of Research and Economic Development provides leadership, education and oversight to support scholarly investigation and research at UC Merced.


  • Act as a catalyst for advancing the research mission of UC Merced
  • Provide service and resources that enhance research and other creative endeavors
  • Enhance partnerships and collaborations with government, industry and other research enterprises
  • Develop infrastructure and policy that promote creativity and an entrepreneurial culture
  • Ensure that policies and educational programs promote a culture of innovation and a culture of compliance on the UC Merced campus
  • Communicate to the general public and to state, national and international decision-makers the value of UC Merced research in enhancing quality of life


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