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Office of the Vice President for Research

Check out the new centralized Research Cores section on the VPR Website

Research cores at the University of South Carolina are shared research resources that provide access to equipment, instruments, technology and more that researchers from any part of the university can use for a fee. To make information about these research resources more readily available, the Office of the Vice President for Research recently launched a new section on the VPR website dedicated to research cores.

The new Research Cores section houses a centralized wealth of information on these resources, including specialized equipment and expertise, for researchers at the university to increase access and ease of use. Instead of having to visit each individual department website to find information on these resources, researchers now have access to everything in one spot. Along with a list of all available research cores at USC, the section includes the contact information for each core facility, the campus the facility is located on, the college/department the facility falls under, and the service area of resource.

Researchers from across the USC system now have immediate access to this resource and can more efficiently find information about equipment, labs, expertise and more. The Office of the VPR is confident this new centralized resource will support cutting-edge research and collaboration at the university.

Spotlight: Research Cores Community

On January 5, 2023, the university hosted a Research Cores Fair to spotlight the wealth of resources at the university that are available to researchers and to promote awareness of Research Cores at USC to users and potential users at the university and beyond. Hosted by event Chairman Gary Schools alongside Michael Shtutman, Bob Price, Perry Pellechia, Jochen Lauterbach, Marj Pena and Michael Bizimis, the event featured 20–30-minute talks broken down into four sections: life sciences, chemistry, engineering and aerospace, and earth, ocean and environment. The fair also featured tables or posters for each USC Research Core, and a scholarly poster session by students and postdocs.


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