A new report from FASEB, “Maximizing Shared Research Resources,” identifies the challenges encountered by shared research resources providers and users, and makes recommendations for improvement.
Shared research resources – from core facilities to living collections and national laboratories – make efficient use of funds and broaden researchers’ access to advanced technologies and materials. But shared resource providers face difficulties that limit their ability to offer cutting-edge services.
FASEB surveyed shared resource users and providers and identified four key areas for improvement:
- Create better business models for shared resource facilities;
- Enhance funding programs that support facilities;
- Increase national awareness of shared resources;
- Connect researchers with institutional resources.
View the full report, including the survey instrument and analysis of findings.