Biomedical Research Core Facilities

Announcing the 2014 BRCF Holiday Hours!

As in past years, many of the staff in the Cores will be using their University Season Days between December 25 and January 1. View the schedule for individual locations on the announcements page.

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: 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, 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.

Group: Research
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.

Group: FFMI
Tags: General
Friday, February 06, 2015
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

BSRB, Seminar Rooms

Do you have a health IT innovation?  Have you tested your idea for initial customer feedback?  Ideation for Impact: Health IT is a collaborative ideation session intended to teach the digital discovery process, provide customer insight via "speed-dating" interviews, and determine a plan of action for technology development.

Group: FFMI
Tags: General