Institutional core facilities: prerequisite for breakthroughs in the life sciences: Core facilities play an increasingly important role in biomedical research by providing scientists access to sophisticated technology and expertise

EMBO Rep. 2016 Aug;17(8):1088-93. doi: 10.15252/embr.201642857. Epub 2016 Jul 13.


Core facilities have become an important resource in biomedical research, providing scientists with access to sophisticated instrumentation and expertise. To enable scientists to perform ever more complex and difficult experiments, core facilities not only need to constantly upgrade technology and expertise, but also cooperate and pool their assets.

MeSH terms

  • Biological Science Disciplines / methods*
  • Biomedical Research / methods*
  • Interdisciplinary Research
  • Models, Theoretical
  • Research Personnel*