Core Facility Administration

Core facility managers often encounter regulatory, financial, and other administrative issues that are unique to core facilities. The VP&S Office for Research has created several guides, tools, and other resources to help core facilities manage these issues. These include:

  • An annual core survey to identify areas of improvement for each VP&S core facility.
  • Core day, an event designed to publicize core facilities to the Columbia research community and increase utilization.
  • Director forums, regular meetings for core directors and managers to meet and discuss administrative issues unique to cores.
  • External user workflows to address legal and billing issues encountered when non-Columbia users request access to cores.
  • The iLab Management System to assist with equipment scheduling, tracking of service requests, and billing of users.
  • Rate licensing guides, templates, and FAQs to help VP&S cores develop appropriate rates to charge users for their services.
  • S10 grant information

These resources are available on the Research Intranet.

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