The Thomas A. Oliver Informatics Resource Center (IRC) is a UCSF technology facility for education and research. It is owned and managed by the School of Pharmacy, and it is the primary technology facility for the PharmD degree program.


Located at 513 Parnassus Avenue, Floor 9, Room S918.

Who uses the lab and why?

  • Faculty and staff: course instruction and training
  • Students: academic and personal computing

When and how can the facility be accessed?

The IRC can be accessed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including University holidays. Hold your UCSF ID card to the cardkey reader to unlock the door. The facility is wheelchair-accessible. There are two doors to the room—a left door and a right door. The left door opens automatically after unlocking; the right door does not.

As a School of Pharmacy Classroom, usage is prioritized for SOP education-related activities. We reserve the right to revise any activities scheduled as necessary. Requests to use the IRC from UCSF entities outside of the SOP are considered on a case-by-case basis and are not always granted.

We have a few rules

  • No eating or drinking. Entering with food or drink in sealed containers is okay. This rule creates a suitable working environment for all and keeps our room cleaner and free of rodents and ants.
  • No sharing of access. Don’t let unauthorized persons in the room, and don’t share your workstation login or password with others.

Thomas A. Oliver Informatics Resource Center (IRC)
UCSF School of Pharmacy
513 Parnassus Ave Rm S924
San Francisco CA 94143