What is a sponsor code?

Sponsor codes are used to classify the sponsors of over $7 billion of extramurally-funded projects at the University of California.

Each code represents an entity that has either funded a project at a UC campus or received a proposal for funding. To assist in data analysis and the application of appropriate policies, each sponsor code is affiliated with a sponsor category. For a description of sponsor categories, review the table below.

Sponsor codes are managed and available to be viewed in REMS: Research Enterprise Management System.

Sponsor Type Definitions
Government A permanent or semi-permanent organization in the machinery of government that is responsible for the oversight and administration of specific functions.
Business/For-profit Entity An organization involved in the trade of goods, services, or both to consumers or to other businesses.
Non-profit Organization An organization that uses surplus revenues to achieve its goals rather than distributing them as profit or dividends.
Higher Education A degree-granting institution of higher education or association.
Agriculture Marketing Board An organization authorized by the State of California Department of Food and Agriculture or the United States Department of Agriculture to regulate the production, pricing, and distribution of one or more agricultural commodity.
UC Campus, Program, or Location University of California organizational units, including all campuses, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and alumni student organizations.