Biomedical Research Core Facilities

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.

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, July 30, 2014
5:30 pm to 6:30 pm

NCRC – Building 10, South Atrium

What does a Non-Disclosure Agreement protect?  When should a Non-Disclosure Agreement be in place?  Who can help with a Non-Disclosure Agreement?  Join us as we reveal the secrets of a Non-Disclosure Agreement and help Principal Investigators manage important conversations with potential partners.   

Wednesday, August 20, 2014
5:30 pm to 6:30 pm

NCRC - Building 10, South Atrium

Many early stage technologies face a significant funding gap when trying to commercialize.  This gap, known as the “Valley of Death,” presents a serious threat to the success of any venture.  Attend “Bridging the Valley of Death: Funding to Help You Cross” and learn how to bridge the gap and identify resources to help you cross.    

Wednesday, August 27, 2014
11:00 am to 2:00 pm

Circle Drive in front of Med Sci I

Join the Medical School Office of Research during the annual Ice Cream Social, with 50+ exhibitors from labs and offices of the Medical School and across campus. 

Friday, September 05, 2014 to Friday, October 03, 2014
12:00 pm to 5:00 pm

NCRC - Building 10: Two Live Events

Online: Three Webinars

Do you have an idea that can positively impact patient care?  Are you looking for guidance on how to further develop that idea?  Fast Forward Medical Innovation has partnered with the U-M Center for Entrepreneurship and U-M Tech Transfer to create an opportunity for U-M faculty to translate their early stage ideas into something of impact. 

  

Monday, September 08, 2014
11:00 am to 1:00 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 from various research offices and how they can help you find your way along your research project route map.