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UNC Hosts a Successful MAD SSCi

August 17, 2023

August 9-11, 2023, UNC Chapel Hill hosted the annual meeting of the Mid-Atlantic Directors and Staff of Scientific Cores (MAD SSCi), a chapter of the Association for Biomedical Resource Facilities (ABRF) at the UNC Friday Center. Over 60 representatives affiliated with UNC Core facilities attended the conference as attendees or speakers and many attended our … Read more

Rate Development and Review

July 13, 2023

All recharge centers (also commonly referred to as core facilities) must undergo a bi-annual rate review through the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) to ensure UNC’s compliance with federal guidelines. Failure to charge the rates determined through the rate development process may have negative consequences for UNC during federal audits. What to Expect All cores … Read more

UNC Represented Among Attendees and Poster Presenters at ABRF 2023

May 25, 2023

The Association of Biomedical Research Facilities (ABRF) national meeting was held May 7-10 in Boston, MA. UNC was well represented with nine attendees from several different core facilities and core support organizations represented. Additionally, UNC core affiliates fielded three posters. Dr. Patricia Basta, of the BioSpecimen Processing Facility presented two posters. One, a research poster entitled … Read more

OSP Issues Statement on RSC Rate Increases

March 14, 2023

See below information from the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) concerning RSC rate increases. If your core’s rates are increasing or you receive pushback from.a customer about rate increases, you may wish to refer customers to the following:   The University administers Research Service Centers (RSC/Core Facilities) according to Federal costing standards, as well as State and … Read more

New Rate Documents from OSP

March 3, 2023

The Office of Sponsored Programs is working to improve the rate review process. Part of that effort has resulted in a new set of operating plan and rate development worksheet documents. Cores should use the following  documents and the new fillable pdf operating plan for all new rate review requests and procedures. Please note that … Read more

New article on the role of core facilities in environmental sustainability co-authored by Dr. Chris Gregory from ORT

March 1, 2023

Congrats to ORT’s own Dr. Christopher Gregory on the publication of : “Addressing the Environmental Impact of Science Through a More Rigorous, Reproducible, and Sustainable Conduct of Research” in the Journal of Biomolecular Technique.    The importance of core facilities can be felt far beyond the research enterprise. This article highlights the role core facilities/shared resources … Read more

Damania and Dittmer Featured for Research on How Cancer-Causing Viruses Evade Immune Responses

February 16, 2023

UNC Health’s News Room recently highlighted a Nature Communications article authored by our own Blossom Damania, PhD (Vice Dean for Research in the School of Medicine and Boshamer Distinguished Professor of Microbiology and Immunology) and Dirk Dittmer, PhD (Director of the Vironomics Core and Professor of Microbiology and Immunology). The original article is copied below. … Read more

Save the Date: MAD SSCi 2023 hosted at UNC Chapel Hill

February 15, 2023

  The MAD SSCi Conference is right around the corner! Registration for the 2023 conference will open soon. The theme of this year’s meeting will be “Cultivating Collaboration”. Meeting features include an opening reception at the Friday Conference Center, a Keynote lecture, two plenary lectures, scientific topic sessions, core administrative sessions, round table discussions, vendor talks, exhibit … Read more

Core Facility Showcase Event

September 27, 2022

Over 40 core facilities will be participating in a core facility showcase event! Tuesday October 11, 2022 in Koury Oral Health Sciences Building 11 am – 1:30 pm   Participating cores will have staff on hand to discuss the services they provide, your specific research projects, and exciting incoming technology. at lu Several cores will … Read more