September 27, 2011
NIH Cites CBC as a Role Model
In a Policy Commentary “Core Facilities: Maximizing the Return on Investment” published in Science Translational Medicine (Aug 10, 2011), Gregory Farber (NCRR) and Linda Weiss (NCI) say, in a section headlined “Uniting Neighbors” “… Also being explored are core facility centralization and sharing activities that reach beyond a single institution. For example, the Chicago Biomedical Consortium, supported by the Searle Foundation*, provides core facilities to researchers at three Chicago-based universities. This idea could certainly be expanded to other metropolitan areas that have multiple research-intensive institutions.”
*The CBC is supported by the Searle Funds at The Chicago Community Trust.