Core Scientific Resources
AMDeC has developed several shared core research facilities for advancing genomics research. These cores include the Bioinformatics Core Facility, and the Microarray Resource Center. The goal at the outset of AMDeCs core research facilities program was to increase efficiencies across our affiliated institutions. Rather than having each institution individually invest in costly technologies, our research cores allow them to maximize efficiency by providing shared access to these high-demand resources.
The increased need for data standardization and sharing throughout the biomedical research community has led AMDeC to revamp the original goals of the core research facilities program. Our research cores have become central repositories for standard microarray data (including the single largest collection of microarrays in the country), new bioinformatics software and tools and general platforms for cross-institutional collaboration in areas such as data generation, analysis and sharing.