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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 … Continued

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 … Continued

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. … Continued

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 … Continued

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 … Continued

UNC Neuroscience Microscopy Core forms “Partner in Microscopy” with Leica Microsystems

September 26, 2022

  Dr. Michelle Itano, director of the UNC School of Medicine Neuroscience Center’s Microscopy Core, has launched a first-of-its-kind partnership with Leica Microsystems. This new Partner in Microscopy relationship offers unique opportunities for collaboration and feedback between UNC researchers and Leica Microsystems. The partnership was launched September 20, 2022. Congratulations to Dr. Itano, the Neuroscience … Continued

Congrats to the NRI’s Precision Nutrition Core on CLIA Certification!

September 8, 2022

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. – September 1, 2022 – The UNC Nutrition Research Institute is pleased to announce that its laboratory directed by Saroja Voruganti, PhD, has been granted a Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) certification, allowing its lab to conduct Human DNA genotyping as a service for other researchers, scientists, and professionals in private and public industries.The … Continued

UNC Featured in New JBT Article about Rigor, Reproducibility, and Transparency in Shared Research Resources

August 17, 2022

  Congratulations to our own Chris Gregory, Director in the Office of Research Technologies, who co-authored this publication. In 2017, the Association of Biomedical Research Facilities (ABRF) launched an initiative to specifically support rigor, reproducibility, and transparency (RR&T) in research within core facilities alongside NIH and NSF efforts more broadly. This new paper looks at … Continued