Rhode Island NSF EPSCoR

The Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research

Laminar flow tankRI NSF EPSCoR research facilities share resources, equipment

The essence of Rhode Island NSF EPSCoR can be found in the sum of its parts and the framework that embraces nine institutions of higher education. Individually, no campus, no single scientist, can achieve alone what the breadth of the program allows through its research infrastructure and collaborative venture. Developed by incisive planning and a deep commitment, RI NSF EPSCoR’s shared research facilities make discovery in the Ocean State possible, helping us understand the impacts of climate change on marine organisms and ecosystems and better prepare for any uncertainties the future may hold.

Read about the RI NSF EPSCoR supported research facilities that make their resources available to scientists across the Ocean State: the Marine Science Research Facility, URI Narragansett Bay Campus; the Rhode Island Genomics and Sequencing Center (RIGSC), URI Kingston campus; the Proteomics Shared Resource Facility, Brown University; the Edna Lawrence Nature Lab, Rhode Island School of Design; and the Center for Computation and Visualization, Brown University.

EPSCoR core facility & equipment links

Marine Science Research Facility

The Marine Science Research Facility serves as a platform for experiential learning and research training, located at the mouth of Narragansett Bay at the interface with Rhode Island Sound, with direct access to flowing seawater.

RI Consortium for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

RIN2 provides electron microscopy, x-ray diffraction, and dynamic light scattering facilities for hard and soft materials.

RI Genomics & Sequencing Center

The URI Genomics Center provides DNA sequencing and fragment analysis, next generation sequencing and library preparation, light and scanning confocal microscopy, and genomics equipment use.

RISD Edna Lawrence Nature Lab

The RISD Nature Lab’s natural history collection and studio environment offers the opportunity to examine and explore the patterns, structures and interactions of design in nature.

Proteomics Shared Resource Facility

The Proteomics Facility at Brown University provides instrumentation for the physical characterization of biological molecules through mass-spectrometry based on “bottom-up” proteomics.

CoresRI instrument & facility directory

Through CoresRI, scientists across the Ocean State can access a directory of core research facilities, services, and instrumentation in Rhode Island.

Center for Computation & Visualization

Rhode Island NSF EPSCoR works to connect research communities of Rhode Island and New England, starting with special access to the Center for Computation and Visualization at Brown University.

Equipment available to RI EPSCoR

RI NSF EPSCoR research facilities and services are open to users from partner institutions around the state. Being part of the EPSCoR network also gives scientists access to other equipment at our partner institutions.
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