Research Core Facilities
The Office of the Vice President for Research is committed to supporting foundational research infrastructure and facilities necessary to enable excellence, innovation, and outstanding achievement in research, scholarship and creative artistry.Our 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. The OVPR supports CSU Core Facilities 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 our research.
Biomarc CGMP Manufacturing
Biosafety Level 3 Laboratories
EcoCore Analytical Facility
Experimental Pathology Facility
Franklin A. Graybill Statistics and Data
High Performance Computing
Research in the
Next Generation Sequencing and Genomics
Core Facility Resources
CORES Point of Contact: Ellen Fisher, Assistant Vice President for Strategic Initiatives, OVPR (970) 491-5250
Recharge Accounts:, Manager, University Accountant, CSU Business and Financial Services (970) 491-6752
Purchasing Capital Equipment:, Purchasing Agent for Capital Equipment, CSU Procurement (970) 491-2689
Regulated Research and/or Human Samples:, Director, Research Integrity and Compliance Office (970) 491-2229
The OVPR Cores funding program is currently focused on supporting Foundational and Emerging Innovations Core Facilities. The last RFP process was completed in 2019.
- Foundational Cores are funded for a period of 4 years. There is no limit to the number of renewals assuming that the facility is successful and continues to meet the definition of a Foundational Core.
- Emerging Innovation Cores are funded for a period of 2 years with the possibility of renewal for a second 2 year term.
Core Facility infrastructure is sourced through a designated stream of our research F&A which will vary annual based on research expenditures. Therefore, an annual budget request process is required for all funded cores and funding levels may change annually based on available funds.
In addition, the OVPR periodically offers an opportunity for core facilities to increase their capabilities and capacity through the C-Cubed program (Enhancing Cores Capacity and Capabilities). The program provides an opportunity for faculty to partner with core directors to enhance and build capacity within existing CSU core facilities, including adding instrumentation, research-enabling information resources or technology, increased access to databases or software acquisition. The last RFP process was completed in FY19.
Learn how to get started usingat CSU:
- NIH FAQs for Costing of NIH-Funded Core Facilities – this document answers important questions related to federal cost principals and is relevant to any recharge center invoicing federally sponsored research accounts (i.e. not just NIH).
- Allowable and Unallowable Costs when billing Federally funded research projects: Summary or Full Procedure
- CSU Recharge Accounts: 21 and 22 Account Users Guide
- CSU Non-Disclosure Template – must be signed by someone with appropriate CSU signature authority.
- Materials Transfer Agreements may be applicable for submission of samples when intellectual and other property rights are in play.
The following tools were developed in collaboration with CSU Business and Financial Services and represent the preferred format for submission of these required documents for review. The tools were developed to enable efficient updating and transparency.
Business and Financial Services, in conjunction with the VPR’s office and Sponsored Programs, has created a listserv specifically for Fiscal Officers associated with Recharge (21/22) Accounts.
Our goal with this listserv is to create a community across our campus of people with similar responsibilities related to Recharge Accounts and to generate a forum in which we can easily disseminate important informationand where questions can be asked and answered.
We hope this group can be open and collaborative where everyone feels comfortable asking questions and providing constructive feedback and recommendations.
CSU research capabilities and possibilities expand with new Analytical Resources Core facility