Research cores, commonly known as cores, are centralized facilities or labs which offer shared services, shared equipment, resources or expertise to scientific researchers. Cores are an important resource across U-M’s campus to students, staff and faculty and can significantly impact research throughout the university. The Biosciences Initiative works to invest and improve these critical tools and capabilities enabling progress and catalyzing collaboration.
The Biosciences Initiative invests in U-M core resources in a few different ways:
- Developing the Michigan Research Cores web portal
- Interacting with the many cores across campus
- Offering funds to create or improve U-M cores