Research Core Facilities

The UC Davis Research Core Facilities Program (RCFP) facilitates access to state-of-the-art technology, advanced expertise, and other shared resources for researchers at UC Davis, in the UC system, at academic institutions, and in the commercial community. Resources include an online Research Core Directory of available research facilities and services; a software platform (Stratocore) to manage orders, scheduling, and billing; and a collaborative community to support core leaders and staff. The Research Core Facilities Program also strives to improve administrative processes to increase efficiency and capacity, and to provide training and development opportunities. The team is committed to supporting researchers in achieving their goals and advancing scientific progress.

Research Core Directory

Stratocore PPMS Software

Core Funding Opportunities

Cores Community

Research Cores Continuity Award (FY 2025)

Applications opening soon

The Office of Research is pleased to announce the launch of a second round of funding for the Research Cores Continuity Program for Fiscal Year 2025. This program aims to maintain and strengthen campus research core capacities through one-time support for operations and instrumentation.

The Research Cores Continuity Funding Program invites applications for one-time investments in core operational expenses, including salary for technical staff, and equipment and instrument purchase, upgrade, maintenance, service and repair costs.  Operational costs must be related to current expenses in FY2025: deficit reduction is not an eligible expense.  Eligible units include any organized shared research facility or resource that provides access to technologies, equipment, services, and expert consultation to enable, facilitate, and enhance the research mission of the university.  Eligible units must serve a substantial user base and have established and approved and current (within the past three years) recharge rates for users.  Evidence of strong financial stewardship and robust administrative oversight is required.

The FY2025 Research Cores Continuity Funding Program is supported by an investment of $500,000 from the Office of Research. Each award will be in the range of $10,000 – $100,000 for operational expenses in FY2025: funds must be fully expended by May 30, 2025.

Applications will be accepted through InfoReady beginning late July 2024.  Submissions are due by September 16, 2024, and decisions are anticipated in October 2024.

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(Check back in late July)

Introducing the NEW Research Core Directory

The Office of Research has developed an online Research Core Directory to bring visibility to all UC Davis research cores, research facilities, and shared resources. The directory will serve as a centralized and searchable database for researchers to discover and access the research resources available across campus, including specialized instruments, expert services, and collaboration opportunities.

Explore the Research Core Directory in development with a sampling of cores added during development phase testing:

Research Core Directory

Accepting Entries

Note: The Directory, the term “core” includes any UC Davis research core or shared research facility or unit (regardless of designation as a Campus Research Core Facility) on the Davis campus, in Sacramento, and at off-campus locations in all schools and colleges. Research cores and shared facilities include scientific recharge units, service centers providing research services, and professionally managed shared expertise, instrumentation, and equipment facilities that provide access to technologies, equipment, services, and expert consultation to enable, facilitate, and enhance the research mission of the university. The UC Davis approach to cores is comprehensive and applies to life sciences, physical sciences, social sciences, and the arts and humanities.

What is a Core Facilty?

The term “core” includes any UC Davis research core or shared research facility on the Davis campus, in Sacramento, and at off-campus locations in all schools and colleges.  Research cores and shared facilities include professionally managed shared instrumentation and equipment facilities, scientific recharge units, and research service centers that provide access to technologies, equipment, services, and expert consultation to enable, facilitate, and enhance the research mission of the university.  The UC Davis approach to cores is comprehensive and applies to life sciences, physical sciences, social sciences, and the arts and humanities.

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