University-Wide Core Research Facilities
The University of Sydney has a range of University-wide core research facilities. These platforms for collaboration provide access to high-end research infrastructure and services, to internal and external researchers. Each core facility has expert staff who provide training and can advise on research design, equipment use and data analysis.
ARC/NHMRC grant application advice for core facility users
If you are planning to submit an ARC or NHMRC grant application and you are planning to use equipment in one of the core facilities, we strongly suggest reading our grant application guide and contacting the Core Facility Director and/or Manager, who has knowledge of prior grant proposals in their area, and can provide additional expertise or feedback on the scope of your proposed work.
Core facilities now open
- Mass Spectrometry Core Facility (MSCF)
- Sydney Microscopy and Microanalysis (SMM)
- Advanced Cytometry Facility (ACF)
- Vibrational Spectroscopy Core Facility (VSCF)
Core facilities coming soon:
- Informatics Core Facility (ICF) – available from March 2015
- Preclinical (Small Animal) Imaging Core Facility (PICF) – available from late 2015
The University is also looking to develop a clinical imaging core facility and a research and prototype foundry, both scheduled to open in 2016.
Core Facilities Program
The University of Sydney Research Portfolio enables our research strategies by delivering high-end research infrastructure through the Core Facilities Program. Core facilities are funded through a combination of user fees and contributions from user faculties.
This initiative is the first step in the University’s broader strategy to establish, manage and govern high-end research infrastructure in whole-of-university core research facilities, representing an exciting new phase in the University’s approach to enabling advanced research.
For further information about the Core Facility Program, please contact:
Professor Simon Ringer
Director, Core Research Facilities
T +61 2 9351 2351