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

To kickoff the research planning process for funding years 2022-2023, CARB collects comments from the public on research projects and priorities. This year, the process has been changed to be more flexible and transparent. If you're interested in submitting a research project concept, priority, or to highlight an air quality, climate or transportation access concern that you have, please take our survey.


Research Division
Research Division