A new report from the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) identifies challenges faced by shared resources providers and users, and makes recommendations for improvement.
Shared research resources – from core facilities to living collections and national laboratories – make efficient use of funds and broaden researchers’ access to advanced technologies and materials. But shared resource providers face challenges that limit their ability to offer cutting edge services.
FASEB surveyed shared resource users and providers and identified four key areas for improvement:
• Funding and Business Operations
• Discoverability and Access;
• Ability to Meet Evolving Needs;
• Facility Career Track and Staff Development