The Centralized Research Core Facility (CRCF) was established and continues to be supported through grants from the National Institutes of Health that were awarded beginning in 2001. In addition, all seven institutions that participate in the Network (i.e., University of Rhode Island, Brown University, Bryant University, Rhode Island College, Providence College, Roger Williams University, and Salve Regina University) contribute towards its staffing and maintenance. The CRCF staff are available to train and assist new users with the operation of various instruments. The Facility is open to the RI-INBRE participants as well as other scientists affiliated with the Network institutions throughout the State. Access to corporate clients can also be arranged. A committee of RI-INBRE Core Coordinators, chaired by the Program Director, sets policies and procedures for the safe and equitable use of the CRCF. Matters requiring broader discussion are brought to the RI-INBRE Steering Committee. The following policies have been approved by the Steering Committee.
Note: All users must be responsible and make every effort to maintain a clean and orderly laboratory workspace.
The staff will provide input to the RI-INBRE administration on the latest equipment and software available to expand the capabilities of the CRCF. In addition, the staff oversees daily operation of the CRCF, including: Scheduling equipment usage Ensuring proper operation of the equipment Troubleshooting equipment problems and arranging repair service Assuring compliance with applicable safety regulations Training […]
All first-time users of equipment must obtain training from the Centralized Research Core Facility staff on how to properly operate the equipment. Workshops and seminars on various technologies available in the CRCF will be arranged periodically for the benefit of all users. Based on the perceived need, the workshops may be repeated.
All equipment in the CRCF is linked to the computers and has access to a color laser printer. Using these computers for purposes other than operating the equipment or data collection is not allowed. The users are responsible for saving their data and timely transfer of the data to their CD, Zip disks or USB […]
The CRCF provides training, access to the equipment, and any needed assistance. It does not provide consumable supplies. Supplies such as: solvents, other chemicals, reagents, standards, culture flasks, media, filters, chromatographic columns, pipettes, tips, tissue paper, etc. are the responsibility of the users. If it becomes necessary to borrow supplies from the staff, these must […]