Creating a Service Center
Why Create a Core?
Centers, Departments and Programs that wish to charge for the use of specialized equipment and/ or services provided to other investigators within or outside of the Institution must follow a set of basic costing principles and business practices. Please review the information below to learn more.
How to Start a New Core/Service Center
1. Propose Your New Core
Email CIBR’s Administration to schedule a time to meet and discuss your proposed new Core. This will help ensure the new Core would not create duplicate services and/or technology.
2. Familiarize Yourself with Regulations
There are many regulations related to fee-for-service Cores/Service Centers. Please review the following:
3. Develop a Written Proposal
If your idea for a Core is deemed viable, CIBR will provide guidance and support in developing a written proposal which will be reviewed by CIBR’s Advisory Committee.
4. Begin Operations
Core/Service Centers can operate for a few years before submitting the official Service Center Proposal to the SOM Dean’s Office. However, all Cores MUST operate in compliance with the policies and procedures associated with running an "official" Core/Service Center.
5. Creation of iLab
CIBR will support the new Core and department administration by creating an iLab portal for the Core to ensure investigators have easy access to the services and/or instrumentation. CIBR will also help manage billings/collections and reporting tools.