Shared Research Resources Provide Path Forward 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 challenges that limit their ability to offer cutting-edge services. Through a survey of resource users and providers in 2017, FASEB identified four key areas for improvement. To build on the initial two reports that focused on recommendations and survey findings, the FASEB SRR Task Force in 2021 identified five key areas that are fundamental to the recognition and sustainability of SRRs.