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.

Central Instrument Facility at CSU

Resources Core

Research Innovation Center

Biomarc CGMP Manufacturing

Female Researcher at the BSL3 lab

Biosafety Level 3 Laboratories

TB research at CSU for World TB Day



CSU Drone


EcoCore Analytical Facility


Experimental Pathology Facility


Flow Cytometry

CSU Oval Administration Building, Research Building

Franklin A. Graybill Statistics and Data

GIS Poudre Map


Central Instrument Facility at CSU

High Performance Computing

bone regeneration

Idea-2-Product Lab
3D printing

Colorado State University Oval

Institute for
Research in the
Social Sciences

CSU Lab Animal Resources


Digital Droplet PCR System


Mark Stenglein Next Generation Sequencing research lab

Next Generation Sequencing and Genomics

research facility


The Histone Source


diagnostic lab


Core Facilities: Rapid Prototyping Lab


Core Facility Resources

Cores Point of Contact: Andrea Morello, Cores Facilities Business Manager

Recharge Accounts:  Erin Mercurio, Manager, University Accountant, CSU Business and Financial Services (970) 491-6752

Purchasing Capital Equipment:  Greg Smith, Purchasing Agent for Capital Equipment, CSU Procurement (970) 491-2689

Regulated Research and/or Human Samples: Karen Dobos, Director, Research Integrity and Compliance Office (970) 491-2229

John Belisle

Ray Goodrich

Shane Hentges

Matt Kipper

Nancy Levinger

Carmen Menoni

Jessica Metcalf

Jake Roberts

James Sites

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.  

  • Allowable and Unallowable Costs when billing Federally funded research projects: Summary or Full Procedure

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.

Join the listserv!

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