Workshop: Enhancing Efficiency of Research Core Facilities
Saturday, March 28, 2015
Organizers: James M. Anderson, NIH Deputy Director for Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives, NIH, and William Hendrickson, University of Illinois, Chicago, and President, ABRF. Speakers – see agenda.
The goal of this workshop is to identify lessons learned and best practices for enhancing the efficiency of research core facilities. NIH will characterize its support and policies affecting cores. Institutional leaders will present their experience and perspective on obstacles and solutions to enhancing efficiency including centralizing management, sharing, and co-locating cores.
The target attendees are Research Deans, Institution-wide Core Administrators, and Core Directors.
The NIH invests substantial resources in core research facilities – centralized shared research resources that provide access to instruments, technologies, and expert consultation, and other services to scientific and clinical investigators. The NIH wants to hear from institutional leaders and core facility administrators and directors about how to improve efficiency including centralizing management, sharing, and co-locating cores.
This Workshop will be highly participatory. Speakers will engage the audience on topics such as policy and practical challenges to centralizing management, sharing, and co-locating cores facilities. Face-to-face discussions will enable Research Deans, Core Administrators, Core Directors, and NIH leaders to engage one another and discuss critical benefits and obstacles to enhancing the efficiency of cores.
This Workshop was recorded as is available in three parts below. Each presenter's slides are available for viewing along with the recorded video (a time reference is listed along with each presentation in the links below each part. The entire video collection is available here.
12:00 pm. Welcome and Introductions
William Hendrickson, PhD, Director, Research Resources Center, University of Illinois, Chicago President, Association of Biomolecular Research Facilities
James M. Anderson, MD, PhD, NIH Deputy Director for Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives, NIH
12:10 p.m. Overview of NIH Investment in and Policies Governing Core Facilities
12:50 p.m. Selected Examples of NIH Approaches to Core Facilities
Clinical Translational Sciences Awards and Core Facilities
NCI-‐supported Cancer Centers and Core Facilities
1:30 p.m. Panel Discussion
Moderators: James Anderson and William Hendrickson Panelists: Sally Rockey, Todd Wilson, Michael Marino,
Michelle Bulls, Director of Office of Policy for Extramural Research Administration, NIH,
and Chris Sanford, PhD, Program Director, Biological Sciences/Division of Biological Infrastructure National Science Foundation
2:15 p.m. Challenges, Solutions and Best Practices for Centralized Core Management and Overcoming Policy, Administrative, and Practical Challenges to Enhancing Efficiency of Core Facilities
3:15 p.m. Panel Discussion
Moderators: James M. Anderson, PhD (NIH) and Julie Auger (UCDavis) Panelists: Bradley Cairns, Julie Auger, David Dilts, and
Terry Magnuson, PhD, Sara Graham Kenan Professor, Chair, Department of Genetics, Vice Dean for Research, School of Medicine University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
3:40 p.m. Sharing and Co-‐locating Cores
4:40 p.m. Panel Discussion
Moderators: Michael Chang, PhD, Deputy Director, Office of Research Infrastructure Programs, Division of Program Coordination, Planning, & Strategic Initiatives, NIH, and William Hendrickson, ABRF
Panelists: Shennah Mische, David Gorenstein, and John Manning, Jr.
5:20 p.m. Next Steps and Closing Remarks
Speakers: ABRF CAN-‐CC and NIH Leadership
5:30 p.m. Adjournment