Campus Cores have a broad, campus-wide reach and have priority for central campus funding and resources.
A Campus Core must meet all of the following criteria:
- Be open and accessible to the entire UCSF research community and support research from multiple programs.
- Provide high quality scientific and/or technical services to a significant number of investigators.
- Provide technology training and/or education to UCSF researchers.
- Have a defined mission that supports the UCSF research enterprise.
- Have equitable and transparent campus approved cost-recovery practices, usage tracking and fee structures.
- Have a defined management structure overseeing community usage practices that includes an Advisory Board.
In addition, a Campus Core should have most of these preferred characteristics:
- Broad usage by researchers across the UCSF research community.
- Provide cutting edge or state-of-the-art technology that requires advanced instrumentation.
- Provide an environment for technology and application development.
- A business plan that includes financial management, marketing, and market analysis components.
Applications for Campus Core status are reviewed on a rolling basis by the UCSF Research Resource Program.