Biomedical Research Core Facilities

About the BRCF

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: 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 If you have any questions, please contact or visit the MiCores Help Wiki.



Tuesday, April 28, 2015
12:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Danto Auditorium, Cardiovascular Center

Join IRBMED for the next installment of their Seminar Series which will focus on several contemporary issues related to privacy and confidentiality in research.

Group: Research
Tuesday, May 05, 2015 to Wednesday, May 06, 2015
9:00 am to 3:30 pm

Taubman Library Learning Center, 2802 Med Sci II Building

A series of training sessions providing hands-on instruction, using specific examples, to highlight important features of the resources and tools under study by the National Center for Biotechnology Information.

Group: Research
Thursday, May 07, 2015
10:00 am to 11:00 am

Boardroom 5, Palmer Commons

Join U-M Foundation Relations to learn more about the recently announced national grant competition for early career scientists as Faculty Scholars.

Group: Research
Monday, May 18, 2015
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm

Boardroom 5, Palmer Commons

Join U-M Foundation Relations to learn more about the recently announced national grant competition for early career scientists as Faculty Scholars.

Group: Research
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
1:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Elizabeth Ann Room, Marriott Eagle Crest, 1275 South Huron Street, Ypsilanti

A new biomedical product's path to market is challenging and littered with chum.  Join Fast Forward Medical Innovation as a selection of its MTRAC teams pitch their innovations to the “sharks” of the investment world at the Michigan Growth Capital Symposium.

Group: FFMI
Tags: General
Thursday, May 21, 2015
1:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Biomedical Science Research Building, Room 4515

Join the Proteomics & Peptide Synthesis Core as they explore the best methods of data interpretation for label-free quantitation and SILAC quantitation.

Group: Research
Friday, May 29, 2015
12:00 pm to 5:00 pm

NCRC, Building 10 - G063/G064

Early Tech Development (ETD) is a 4-week course designed to equip biomedical faculty and researchers at U-M with the knowledge and tools to navigate the initial process of innovation and commercialization. 

Group: FFMI
Tags: General
Thursday, June 11, 2015
11:30 am to 2:00 pm

Palmer Commons, 4th Floor

Great Lakes Room and Forum Hall

Join us for the fourth-annual BRCF Technology & Services Showcase! Showroom is open from 11:30-2:00 PM, speaking sessions from 10:30-11:30 AM and 1:30-2:00 PM.

Group: Research
Monday, June 15, 2015 to Thursday, June 18, 2015
9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Kellogg Eye Center

1000 Wall Street, Ann Arbor

The Michigan Regional Comprehensive Metabolomics Resource Core is presenting a four-day workshop intended for investigators seeking a solid foundation to expand their research using metabolomics.

Group: Research