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Cores Connect – RCFP Montly Forum
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Please join us in an excellent opportunity to connect with your core colleagues from across the UCD campus. The Research Core Facilities Program warmly welcomes all core staff, including core directors, financial analyst, staff, and more in monthly community meetings. These meetings are designed to serve multiple purposes—

  • Fostering Collaboration- to provide a platform for core facility staff and researchers to come together, encouraging a sense of community and promoting collaborative efforts
  • Sharing Information- to share updates, resources, and support among colleagues, ensuring that everyone remains well-informed and can maximize the use of the resources available to them
  • Collaborating around Best Practices- to develop and learn about best practices in core facility operations
  • Showcasing Success- to showcase research projects and success stories, inspiring others to explore new avenues of collaboration and innovation
  • Addressing Roadblocks- to be able to share challenges, fostering collaborative problem-solving and continuous improvement
Cores Connect- RCFP Monthly Forum
(see the dates in the table below)
Join Zoom Meeting
(Meeting ID: 937 6099 2878 & Passcode: 346626)
Date Time Click on the Agenda to take you to the PowerPoint Slides

Thursday, June 6, 2024


4:00 pm to 4:50 pm

Thursday, May 2, 2024


4:00 pm to 4:50 pm

Thursday, April 4, 2024

  • NIH S10: Highlighting Resources
  • Updates: Team Research Forum, Research Expo, Research Core Directory
  • Facilities & Administrative Costs (F&A)
4:00 pm to 4:50 pm

Thursday, March 7, 2024

  • ABRF Updates
  • Core Directory UAT Update
  • Follow-up Metrics and Evaluation for START Research Facilities Workgroup
4:00 pm to 4:50 pm

Thursday, February 15, 2024

  • Updates
  • VCR and AVC: Common Themes Across Cores with Core Directors
  • Navigating Research Metrics: Operational and Research Impact
3:00 pm to 3:50 pm

Thursday, January 11, 2024

  • Updates
  • Cores Directory Demonstration
  • Major themes for VCR Atkinson- continued
4:00 pm to 4:50 pm

Thursday, December 7, 2023

  • Updates
    • Cores Continuity Program Awards news story
    • Core Tours pilot program in Oct
    • NIH S10 preparation & info sessions in Jan/Feb
  •  Major themes for VCR Atkinson
4:00 pm to 4:50 pm

Thursday, November 9, 2023

  • Updates
  • Suggest themes for the Cores Directory
  • Research Cores Continuity Funding Awards
  • Using Data for Good: Empowering your core with financial and operational information
    • Approach to using data
    • Portfolio support
    • Potential barriers
    • Examples of data (usage trends, cell sorting
      analytics, etc.)
4:00 pm to 4:50 pm

Thursday, October 5, 2023

  • What is a core?
  • Strategic Re-envisioning of the cores program
  • Announcement: New Vice Chancellor for Research
  • Resources and Events
    • RCFP team and resources
    • Funding Opportunities
    • Recharge Operations
    • Research Core Advisory Council
4:00 pm to 4:50 pm


Self-Supporting Recharge Operations
A list of training opportunities including LMS courses, recharge forums, FAQ’s, exercises and a glossary of terms.


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