UPDATE: RESEARCH CORE FACILITIES GUIDANCE COMPLETE
The University of Oregon office for Research, Innovation, and Graduate Education has been working to formalize and systematize the organization and operation of extant research core facilities, and provide a mechanism for the development of new core facilities. The findings have been formalized and made available in the following document:
Research core facilities help the office of Research, Innovation, and Graduate Education to fulfill its mission of advancing transformative excellence in research, innovation and graduate education. Research core facilities:
- Support faculty research success by enabling particular types of research capacities, such as equipment, material, data acquisition, data analysis, consultation or expertise, and/or other service.
- Provide access to cutting edge equipment and expertise for small and large business entities.
- Create opportunities for businesses to build synergies and partnerships with UO faculty.
- Provide graduate students with access to tools, capacities, specific training, and projects.
With the process concluded, the guidance is ready to be implemented fully in FY15.