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

 

Events

Wednesday, March 04, 2015
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

FREE WEBINAR

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Alice v. CLS Bank, a recent Supreme Court case, has had a significant impact on patent eligible subject matter in the software field.  The decision has led to a lot of confusion and changes in best practice for protecting computer-implemented applications.  Discover the truth behind the case and hear from our experts on how to protect your invention.    

Group: FFMI
Tags: Webinar
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Biomedical Science Research Building (BSRB) #5515

Setting and accomplishing milestones is very important when commercializing a technology; however, equally important is the incorporation of feedback received from experts outside of the university.  Join us as we welcome Melda Uzbil, from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, to discuss strategies used to engage those experts and how adapting to change can determine success.

Group: FFMI
Tags: CME
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
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

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 representing various research offices and how they can help you find your way along the UMMS research project route map.

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

Save the date for the fourth-annual BRCF Technology & Services Showcase!

Group: Research