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

Friday, May 29, 2015
9:00 am to 10:00 am

East Hall, Room 4448

Experience AAALAC before the inspectors arrive! The AAALAC site visit is June 22-26, 2015. 

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. 

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Tuesday, June 02, 2015
2:30 pm to 4:00 pm

BSRB, Seminar Rooms A, B and C

Experience AAALAC before the inspectors arrive! The AAALAC site visit is June 22-26, 2015. 

Group: Research
Wednesday, June 03, 2015
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Medical Science 1, Room M3330

Join the Honest Broker Office and the Research Data Warehouse for a comprehensive review of self-serve tools and services available for the UM clinical research community to accelerate access to patient level health data in support of research projects.

Group: Research
Friday, June 05, 2015
9:00 am to 10:00 am

NCRC, Building 520, Room 1122

Experience AAALAC before the inspectors arrive! The AAALAC site visit is June 22-26, 2015. 

Group: Research
Friday, June 05, 2015
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Palmer Commons, Forum Hall, 4th Floor

Experience AAALAC before the inspectors arrive! The AAALAC site visit is June 22-26, 2015. 

Group: Research
Monday, June 08, 2015
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm

Med Sci I, 3330

Experience AAALAC before the inspectors arrive! The AAALAC site visit is June 22-26, 2015. 

Group: Research
Thursday, June 11, 2015
11:30 am to 2:00 pm

Palmer Commons, 4th Floor

Great Lakes Room and Forum Hall

Consult with experts from the Cores and their partner vendors at the BRCF Technology & Services Showcase! The exhibit hall is open from 11:30-2:00 PM; speaking sessions begin at 10:30 AM, 12:30 PM and 1:30 PM.

Group: Research
Friday, June 12, 2015
9:00 am to 10:00 am

BSRB, Seminar Rooms A, B and C

Experience AAALAC before the inspectors arrive! The AAALAC site visit is June 22-26, 2015. 

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