Core facilities at Research facilities - A must for a better planet
Posted: Jul 08, 2014
A Research Facility, as the name suggests, is a centre or a facility which dedicates itself for research purposes only. This is a building dedicated to research on specific topics and areas only, at one time. The Research Facility is a focussed body which specialises in research for particular areas.
The research could be
a) Basic research
b) Scientific research
c) Medical Research
d) Research for development of new products
e) Applied Research
With speedy technological advancements and more demands from consumer industry as a whole, there is always a need for developing more products which would better the previous one, thus innovation is the new key word today.
Core facilities - what are they
a) A research centre has to have the best of machines, equipments, specialised professionals who is completely dedicated to the research purposes.
b) The facility should have an environment which is conducive to research and is totally equipped to handle the requirements of that particular research.
c) The facility should have laboratories and the state of art technology to carry out research.
A new style of getting best of core facilities
Some research institutes go in for collaborative venture to form a core research facility partnership. This helps the institutes to use each others’ equipments and instruments for advanced and better research. These partnerships or agreements ensure fostering a real community and makes itself a competitive research hub.
The combination or coming together of two or more institutes also ensure optimum usage of equipments, laboratories and minimizes costs in the long run. Thus these types of agreements is all about reducing costs and increasing the availability of state-of-the-art research facility.
One can see a long-term strength of these agreements, partnerships or pacts. Thad vantage being giving researchers more choices of facilities right in the place they are looking for and the kind they seek to be able to do research effectively. These institutes are close by - with a maximum of an hours drive.
Better equipments, advanced laboratories lead to breakthroughs, more and more clinical trials and finally improved products - be it life style, health product, consumer product or an industrial product. Someone had rightly said that and to quote in her words "Research at core facility opens up avenues that can lead to medical treatments and new ideas about treatments". "It is these basic science discoveries that clinicians pick up on and bring to clinical trials."
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