Director Forums

The Office for Research organizes regular meetings to share best practices and find solutions to problems faced by core facility directors, managers, and administrators.

Running a successful core facility requires scientific expertise as well as skill in business planning, marketing, communication, and team management. To provide a forum for core staff and administrators to discuss challenges specific to cores, the VP&S Office for Research has organized regular meetings to discuss commonly encountered issues.

Core staff and administrators are welcome to attend. Slides and other presentation materials are also provided for reference, but please feel free to contact the Office for Research with any questions.

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There is no scheduled meeting.

Please check back in the fall for the details regarding the new Director Forums series.

Email the VP&S Office for Research to suggest topics or format for the new meetings and/or to provide feedback regarding past events.


May 19, 2022: Rate Licensing: Refresher & Reminders View Slides

April 21, 2022: Core Day 2022 & Other Updates View Slides

March 17, 2022: Multi-year business planning View Slides

February 17, 2022: Updates: iLab, Publications Tracking, Website View Slides

January 20, 2022: S10 Grants Application & Updates View Slides

December 16, 2021: Self-Assessment: Tracking progress and efficiency of your core View Slides

November 18, 2021: Working with External users View Slides

July 15, 2021: Updates: Core Facility Task Force Recommendations View Slides

February 18, 2021: Updates: S10 Grants, LaunchLabs, Credit Card Billing in iLab View Slides

May 11, 2020: iLab Features and Refresher Training. View Zoom webinar.

February 20, 2020: S10 Grants and User Survey Preview View slides

January 31, 2020: Alexandria LaunchLabs

December 11, 2019: Cores and External Users View slides

August 19, 2019: Kickoff: Shared Resource Networking Lunch