laboratory research

Strong science is at the foundation of California’s air quality and climate programs. The California Air Resources Board sponsors a comprehensive research program that investigates air pollution’s causes, effects and solutions. The findings of this research support all the regulations on cars, trucks, fuels, power plants, and other pollution sources. The research, which results in five additional dollars for each dollar CARB invests, is done under the guidance of CARB’s Research Screening Committee and in partnership with the campuses of the University of California system and other research institutions.

Research Comment Portal

The Research Program has recently finalized collecting public comments and concepts and is in the process of creating a prioritized list of projects. On September 22 CARB staff presented a summary of the public comments and concepts received, summarized criteria for prioritizing research projects, and had an open discussion to collect public input on the tentative project list. Slides are now available in the comment portal. Please submit comments by e-mail by October 1, 2021.


Research Division
Research Division