Here is a list of tools, sites, and resources that will help researchers or those interested in aging.

Dataset Resource Library

The UCSF Pepper Center offers the Dataset Resource Library, and we provide information on 5 national datasets that are particularly useful for investigators interested in studies of function, cognition, and disability in socioeconomically or medically vulnerable older adults.

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UCSF Geriatrics Github Code Repository


Find the compendium our code repository developed by our biostatisticians and used to create our analysis for our manuscripts.

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Geriatric Research Algorithms & Statistical Programs (GRASP)


GRASP, a curated list of statistical analysis programs useful to biostatisticians engaged in studies of human aging, is an Internet resource development project of the Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Centers at Yale University, Duke University and Wake Forest University. Development of the content was originally supported by National Institute on Aging grant 2P30 AG021342-06S1 to Yale University and is currently supported by National Institute on Aging grant numbers U24AG05964 for the OAIC CCC and R33 AG045050 for the Aging Initiative. GRASP topics can include downloadable code, sample data, links to online resources and any number of associated documents.


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NIA's Clinical Research Study Investigator’s Toolbox



The purpose of the NIA Clinical Research Toolbox is to provide a Web-based informational repository for investigators and staff involved in clinical research. The Toolbox contains templates, sample forms, guidelines, regulations and informational materials to assist investigators in the development and conduct of high quality clinical research studies.

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Geri Works in Progress (WIP)



Informal sessions where researchers can sign up to present their ideas such as their latest grant application, draft manuscript, study design and receive invaluable feedback from their expert colleagues in aging research.

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The Clinical & Translational Science Institute (CTSI) facilitates clinical and translational research and provides infrastructure, services and training to enable research to be conducted more efficiently, effectively and in new ways. 




OAIC National Coordinating Center


From the OAIC National Coordinating Center, here is a list of current grants, programs, and requests for applications (RFA) dedicated to fund aging research







The objective of the Research Centers Coordinating Network (RCCN) is to initiate new cross-disciplinary collaborative networks that bring together key thought leaders from each of the six NIA center programs to align approaches across programs that will uncover synergies and insights that lead to novel collaborations.

The RCCN website supports linkages between the six NIA center programs and shares center-related resources, funding and meetings opportunities, and webinars.




UCSF Research Development Office (RDO): Grant Templates and Guides 


Interested in learning about the primary grant mechanisms that NIH uses for multi-component proposals? Below are descriptions of those mechanisms and a table of currently funded centers at UCSF.