Establish a Centralized Core Facilities Program
University leaders need cost effective ways to provide researchers with access to advanced research technologies. Many institutions have turned to core facilities, but most are not properly leveraging these resources to maximize value. By identifying existing campus technologies and assessing how they align with faculty needs, leaders can target central investments in facilities aligned with their research goals.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) defines core facilities as “centralized shared research resources that provide access to instruments, technologies, services, as well as expert consultation and other services to scientific and clinical investigators."