About Us

Part of a vital and growing research program in the University of Michigan Medical School Office of Research, the Biomedical Research Core Facilities help researchers economically take advantage of the latest technology and collaborate with top experts in the field. Our services include:

  • consultation
  • on-site procurement of research materials
  • sample submission and analysis
  • equipment and instrumentation rentals
  • sample preservation and archives
  • and much more

About the BRCF Administration

The BRCF Administrative office is located at C560 Medical Science Research Building II. Here you’ll find the offices of:

as well as our administrative specialists. Together, they handle the overarching operations and financial management for the cores.

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What is a research core?

A core in the Biomedical Research Core Facilities is a centralized facility or lab that offers shared services, shared equipment, resources, and expertise to biomedical researchers and investigators on a fee-for-service basis (usually in the form of a recharge rate). A robust list of cores available at the University of Michigan can be found on the Research Cores website.

More information on specific services can be found at each individual Core Facility website.

History of the BRCF

The Biomedical Research Core Facilities was established in 1986 to offer centralized access to research services and equipment.