Overall Rating Platinum
Overall Score 85.39
Liaison Kira Stoll
Submission Date March 4, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of California, Berkeley
AC-9: Research and Scholarship

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 11.12 / 12.00 Mikayla Tran
SDG & OS Engagement Fellow
Office of Sustainability
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Total number of employees that conduct research:

Number of employees engaged in sustainability research:

Percentage of employees that conduct research that are engaged in sustainability research:

Total number of academic departments that include at least one employee who conducts research:

Number of academic departments that include at least one employee who conducts sustainability research:

Percentage of departments that conduct research that are engaged in sustainability research:

A copy of the inventory of the institution’s sustainability research (upload):
Inventory of the institution’s sustainability research:

A brief description of the methodology the institution followed to complete the research inventory:

An undergraduate student fellow at the Office of Sustainability specifically chosen to work on the STARS v2.2 report created a list of keywords to identify sustainability research. The keyword list was drawn heavily from the keywords created to identify sustainability course offerings for AC-1, and other keywords were taken from the sustainability research keyword search used during the previous v.2.1 UCB STARS report.

After a large keyword search of the entire research inventory for FY 2017 to FY 2020, the fellow then reviewed the identified research to screen the accuracy of the keyword search. We chose to report on FY 2020 due to the large amount of sustainability research conducted during this time period (projects with a start date in FY 2020 were counted). The UC Berkeley Sponsored Projects Office then calculated the number of employees engaged in sustainability research and the number of academic departments engaged in sustainability research in FY 2020, compared to the total active number of employees and departments during this time.

The list of Principal Investigators engaging in sustainability research was taken from a count of all current sustainability research awards active during FY 2020 at UC Berkeley. The faculty and staff researchers include faculty from across campus as well as at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, which has faculty/researchers associated with both institutions.

Website URL where information about the institution’s sustainability research is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

The information in this field was provided by the UC Berkeley Sponsored Projects Office.

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.