How to Establish a Research Core at FAU

A research core is a shared facility that gives investigators access to equipment, tools, technologies and services needed for scientific and clinical inquiries.

The Process

  • Schedule a meeting with a representative from the FAU Research Cores Program ( to present the research core proposal and develop a strategy.
  • Complete an application, business plan and rate calculation using the Research Cores Program templates.
  • Get preliminary approval for your proposed core business plan and rates worksheet from the Research Cores Oversight Committee (RCOC).
  • Obtain approval from the Vice President for Research.
  • Acquire final authorization from the RCOC.

Refer to the FAU Research Cores Policy here.