Core facilities are shared scientific resources that enable cutting-edge methodologies and/or provide fundamental scientific services to the entire VP&S community.
Shared scientific resources at VP&S fall into two categories: "Institutional Core Facilities" and "Shared Resources."
Institutional Core Facilities
VP&S recognizes shared resources that serve as centers of scientific excellence and facilitate the growth of research across VP&S as "Institutional Cores." VP&S Cores are evaluated on several specific criteria each year, but in general, Institutional Cores are:
Open to use by all VP&S affiliates, regardless of their departmental affiliation;
Professionally staffed and operated;
Responsive to user requests and needs; and
Share their expertise by providing users with training and consultation on experimental design
"Shared resources" are scientific services that are provided to multiple users on a shared basis. Although these services are intended for use by multiple PIs, they may only be available to members of specific departments, members of specific grants, or relevant to particular areas of research. Interested users will need to visit the shared resource website or contact the manager/director of a shared resource to determine whether services are openly accessible.