Biomedical Research Core Facilities

The Biomedical Research Core Facilities (BRCF) are part of the University of Michigan Medical School Office of Research. We enable cutting-edge research by helping researchers economically and efficiently take advantage of the latest technology and collaborate with top experts in the field.

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We continually evaluate the technology and service needs of researchers, coordinate applications for grants to purchase equipment, and offer comprehensive training for investigators.  And many of our Cores offer their services to other research institutions and the private sector.  The BRCF are among the top enablers in the Medical School's Strategic Research Initiative. Together, we work to facilitate the infrastructure improvements that benefit the entire research enterprise and leverage resources to support investigator-driven science. To learn more about recent strategic investments made into the Cores, visit the investments page.

Serving the entire University of Michigan research enterprise, the BRCF aims to provide our customers with economical, efficient services of the highest quality with the ultimate goal of positively impacting human health.

To learn more about the Biomedical Research Core Facilities, download the BRCF Overview Flyer.

 

BRCF Launches MiCores: a New Online Core Management System

The Biomedical Research Core Facilities are moving ahead with MiCores, an online system from iLab Solutions designed to streamline the process of ordering and billing for core service requests. We're excited to offer this as a resource to our customers, and all core users are invited to use the system. The Biomedical Research Core Facilities will be launching MiCores in three waves, starting with the Bioinformatics Core, Flow Cytometry Core, Metabolomics Core and Sample Preservation Freezer Farm Facility (launched September 2013).

All Wave One Core users are invited to use the system, which you can access using your Uniqname and level-1/ Kerberos password. Once you complete the one-time registration process and are approved by your PI or Lab Manager, the system will enable you to place service requests, provide required approvals, and monitor progress.

Set up an account at https://umich.corefacilities.org. If you have any questions, please contact msishelp@umich.edu or visit the MiCores Help Wiki.

 

Events

Wednesday, December 10, 2014
5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

G063 & G064, Bldg 10, NCRC

What is needed before engaging with industry? How do I protect my idea?  What do industry reps want to hear? Join the Fast Forward Medical Innovation team as we welcome a panel of experts to discuss best practices for presenting your innovative idea to industry.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Medical Science Building 1, Room M3330

Familiarize yourself with one of the top software packages for analyzing flow cytometry data at the FlowJo training seminar.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014
12:30 pm to 1:30 pm

FREE WEBINAR

What does a Non-Disclosure Agreement protect?  When should a Non-Disclosure Agreement be in place?  Who can help with a Non-Disclosure Agreement?  Join us as we reveal the secrets of a Non-Disclosure Agreement and help Principal Investigators manage important conversations with potential partners.   

Wednesday, January 07, 2015
8:00 am to 10:00 am

Seminar Rooms, Biomedical Science Research Building

Have you ever wondered how to navigate the complexities of the research enterprise at the University of Michigan? Here is your opportunity to hear from leaders from various research offices and how they can help you find your way along your research project route map.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015
5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Biomedical Science Research Building (BSRB), Room #5515

With a focus on new drug development, healthcare IT, and medical devices, our experts will host an interactive discussion on strategies to maximize protection of research discoveries.