Who are we?

  • The Lab Manager's Steering Committee (LMSC) are UCSF lab managers and members who represent campus groups that support the research mission at UCSF (e.g. EH&S, IACUC, RRP, HR, IT, FS, SCM, CLS).
  • LMSC partnered with the EH&S User Advisory Committee for many years until they were combined into the single group we maintain today. Together, they make up what's known as the "Lab Resources Group".
  • With member representatives from Parnassus, Mission Bay, Mount Zion, and SFGH campus groups, we are now a diverse network of individuals who collaborate to support, drive, and represent the laboratory research mission at UCSF.
  • The LMSC has its origins in the 1980s, when lab managers (known on campus at that time as the “silent 700”) saw a need to collectively stay informed about issues pertaining to research and to have a voice in development of policy. Over the years, we have had many successes and made important contributions to UCSF.
  • The group relies on active engagement and support from everyone to succeed, including active participation in meetings, bringing information from the group back to your colleagues, and taking on leadership and support roles.