About the ARC
The Analytical Resources CORE (ARC) is an Institutional CORE at Colorado State University administered by the Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR). The mission of the ARC is to enable cutting-edge STEM research and development programs at Colorado State University by providing access to analytical research instrumentation, expert guidance, services and education to CSU and the broader community. ARC has three centers, each available to on-campus researchers as well as external users:
- The Center for Materials and Molecular Analysis Center (ARC-MMA), a research and training facility that specializes in the spectroscopic, spectrometric, X-ray and other materials characterization of synthetic, environmental and biological materials, both at the bulk and molecular scales.
- The Center for Bioanalysis and Omics (ARC-BIO) provides analysis of complex biological samples using modern metabolomics and proteomics approaches, including supporting informatics.
- The Center for Imaging and Surface Science Center (ARC-ISS) provides analysis of complex biological and inorganic samples using near- and far-field imaging methods, spectroscopy, and other surface analyses.
Use of the ARC is typically on a fee-for-service basis; please check the individual ARC Centers websites for more details.
The OVPR supports 19 CSU Core facilities and research resources by providing stewardship, visibility and leadership for strategic planning and vision. Infrastructure is supported through competitive internal funding requests sourced through a designated stream of research. These research facilities support a vibrant research community and are fully staffed to provide expert guidance, support, and instrumentation for their users. The OVPR’s Cores program ensures access to state-of-the-art research tools and expertise across the University and enables development of new directions in emerging areas of research and technology.
For any questions on the core facilities at CSU, please contact Ellen.Fisher@colostate.edu.
For ARC related questions, please contact Karolien.Denef@colostate.edu.