Core Facility Management

Virtual Mixed

Core Facility Management modules are dedicated to various aspect of running an imaging core facility from the business aspect to the training of users.

01
Core Facility Business Model (6 topics)
Staff intermediate 1 hour 14 mins 55 secs

This module invites you to become familiar with several business aspects and concepts associated with operating an imaging core facility.

Developing a Sustainable Portfolio of Core Facilities

Presenter: Philip Hockberger, Northwestern University, Chicago, USA

Developing a Sustainable Portfolio of Core Facilities - Topics
  • Why should universities invest in core facilities
  • Demonstrating the value of core facilities
  • Models of core facilities administration
  • Core facilities job categories
  • Core facilities require skilled full time employees
  • Core facilities require dedicated laboratory space
  • Institutional support for core facilities
  • Institutional evaluation of core facilities
  • External evalution of core facilities
  • External partnerships with core facilities
Leasing versus Buying Scientific Instruments

Presenter: Douglas Richardson, Harvard University, Cambridge, USA

Leasing versus Buying Scientific Instruments - Topics
  • Introduction to leasing of microscopes
  • Advantages of leasing compared to purchasing
  • Example of successful leasing program at Harvard Center for Biological Imaging called Evergreen Program
  • Disadvantages of leasing compared to purchasing
Source material
  1. Developing a Sustainable Portfolio of Core Facilities: Turku BioImaging
  2. Leasing versus Buying Scientific Instruments: Global BioImaging in collaboration with Canada BioImaging
02
Training Resources and E-learning Platforms (20 topics)
User, Staff beginner 40 mins 11 secs