The Office of Research implements the research policy of the University of San Carlos with the help of the University Research Council. Currently attached to this office are the Innovation and Technology Support Office (ITSO) and the Laboratory Animal Facility. The Office of Research also manages the University Research Trust Fund, that provides start-up funding for release time and logistics to faculty researchers. The Office of Research also supports the development of linkages with other higher education institutions and industry through collaborative researches initiated by academic units. Capability building activities are also initiated by the Office of Research, including the organization of the University Research Conference, lectures, seminars, and training workshops.