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.
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 in the final stages of implementing 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 following Biomedical Research Core Facilities are currently in the system:
- Bioinformatics Core
- Biosafety Containment Core
- Flow Cytometry Core
- Metabolomics Core
- Microscopy & Image Analysis Laboratory
- Proteomics & Peptide Synthesis Core
- Sample Preservation Freezer Farm Facility
- Transgenic Animal Model Core
- Vector Core
All 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.