What is a Research Core?
Research Cores are centralized shared research resources that provide access to instruments, technologies, services, as well as expert consultation and other services to scientific and clinical investigators.
Research Cores facilitate cutting-edge research to stimulate and increase research productivity. They provide fee-for-service access to technology, equipment, services and training that are not typically affordable by a single researcher and are valuable to multiple investigators. What makes these enterprises unique is that they operate using a cost recovery model that adheres to government costing principles. Specifically, they must: operate transparently, recover no more than their actual costs, and rates must be consistently applied to all users.
- What governs research core compliance?
- FAQs for Costing of NIH-Funded Core Facilities, https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-13-053.html
- Cost Principles for Educational Institutions OMB Circular A-21 (2 CFR Part 220), https://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/whitehouse.gov/files/omb/circulars/A21/a21_2004.pdf