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Michigan Research Cores database aids U-M science researchers

February 14, 2019

Michigan Research Cores database aids U-M science researchers

Topic: Campus News

The University of Michigan’s Biosciences Initiative and Medical School Office of Research have partnered to create a powerful, searchable database with information on research cores across campus.

The university is full of rich core resources, but they are often challenging to find. The new Michigan Research Cores web portal enables researchers to easily find and identify the location and capabilities of 70 research cores across campus.

Cores are centralized facilities or labs that offer services, equipment, resources and expertise on a recharge basis to scientific researchers. The directory will incorporate even more cores in the coming weeks as the website expands in functionality and content.

This interactive directory aims to save U-M researchers time and money, while enhancing research productivity. Costs can be lowered by eliminating redundancies and providing efficient access to high-end instrumentation and expertise.

The Michigan Research Cores website enables the research community to quickly explore what U-M has to offer, providing faculty, staff and students agility in research opportunities. Core facility experts can also provide consultation and input to investigators on the design and conduct of their research as well as offer expertise to their project proposals.

As a champion of transdisciplinary collaboration, the Biosciences Initiative is partnering with the Medical School Office of Research to invest in and strengthen U-M’s core resources and research support.

The Biosciences Initiative, commissioned by President Mark Schlissel, seeks to improve the biosciences, research and education across campus, thus enhancing U-M’s efforts to become a magnet for the best biosciences faculty, postdoctoral researchers, and graduate and undergraduate students in the world.

The Medical School Office of Research is dedicated to aiding researchers in creating transformative knowledge that advances science and improves health through state-of-the-art infrastructure, services and expertise. Fostering a vibrant, diverse and innovative environment the Medical School Office of Research aims to increase faculty’s competitiveness and their ability to pursue major scientific questions.