BRCF FAQs

How do I get started with the Cores?

Because of the variety in services each Core provides, they all have a slightly different process to begin work with them. However, most project requests begin with a consultation. Check out the page of your core of interest to find out more, or view their “Contact Us” page to find out who to get in touch with.

What if I don't know which Core I need?

Visit our How We Help page to determine which Core is right for you and your research needs!

How many cores are there?

There are eleven cores under the BRCF umbrella, however many more cores exist at the U. Check out this core resource page to learn more.

What is MiCores?

MiCores is an operational software powered by Agilent Technologies and used by the BRCF to perform ordering, billing, and scheduling of scientific products and services.

For more information about MiCores and how to register, visit the MiCores resource page.

Where are the Cores located?

The BRCF administration is housed in the C-floor (C570) of Medical Science Research Building II. The Cores themselves are spread across campus, including MSRB II, Biomedical Research Science Building, Life Sciences Institute, Brehm, and North Campus Research Complex. Each Core has their address and contact information on their individual “Contact Us” pages!

How do I get to the C-Floor on MSRB II?

The C-Floor can only be accessed by using the elevators in Medical Science Research Building II. Use the directions or map below to navigate to MSRB II.

Entering from 1150 W. Medical Center Dr. (MSRB II)

If you come through the main entrance at the circle drive, take the door to your left that says “MSRB II” and use those elevators to arrive at the C-Floor. You can also take the open staircase to the left of the entrance.

Entering from 1137 Catherine St. (Med Sci II)

If entering through the 4th floor of Medical Science Building II (Med Sci II), head left from the entrance and follow the hallway straight down until it dead ends at a stairwell. Once through that doorway, take the small flight of stairs to your left onto the 4th floor of MSRB I. From there, follow the hallway to the right until you reach the MSRB II elevators.

Similarly, from the main entrance to the 3rd floor of Medical Science Building II (Med Sci II), head right down the long hallway until it dead ends at a stairwell. Once through that doorway, take the small flight of stairs to your left onto the 3rd floor MSRB I. From there, follow the hallway to the right until you reach the MSRB II elevators.

Entering from the Cancer Center or University Hospital

If entering from the Cancer Center parking structure, take the elevators to the 7th floor skywalk and take a right at the first set of doors (this is the 3rd floor of Med Sci I). This will take you down a long hallway that opens up into Med Sci II. Take a right at the vending machines until you reach the stairwell. Once through that doorway, take the small flight of stairs to your left onto the 3rd floor of MSRB I. From there, follow the hallway to the right until you reach the MSRB II elevators.

Follow these same directions if coming in directly from the Cancer Center or UH. You must be on the 2nd floor of either buildings to connect to the 3rd floor of Med Sci I and II.