Core facilities are shared resources offering a range of services to the research community, including cutting edge technologies, high end instrumentation, and technical support and expertise in specialized equipment or processes. Our core services and facilities are the product of substantial investment by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, federal and other research sponsors, and the university. These services and facilities exist to enhance and expand collaborative capabilities, and provide state-of-the-art resources for faculty research, student training, and collaborations with external partners. Many core facilities are housed in the new Life Sciences Laboratory building. Core directors and lab personnel are highly trained experts in their fields who provide technical expertise, consultation, and training in the use of specialized equipment and research processes to on- and off-campus clients.
A list of Core Facilities can be found at: www.umass.edu/ials/core-facilities