Washington Update

FASEB Shared Resources Report Highlighted at UVA Core Day

By: Bethany Drehman
Wednesday, January 30, 2019

At the University of Virginia (UVA) Core Day, held January 18 on the UVA campus in Charlottesville, FASEB’s “Maximizing Shared Research Resources” report was featured, along with a discussion of promoting rigorous research in cores, facility and student poster sessions, and more.

The FASEB report was presented by staff lead Bethany Drehman, PhD. It details the benefits of resource sharing, such as cost efficiency and greater access, and also documents challenges faced by shared resource providers that limit their ability to offer cutting-edge services. Dr. Drehman’s presentation emphasized FASEB’s recommendations to:

  • enhance funding and business operations
  • improve discoverability and access
  • better meet evolving resource needs
  • professionalize careers in shared resources.

This year’s Core Day also addressed the role of facilities in promoting rigorous and reproducible research. David Hudson, PhD, UVA’s Senior Associate Vice President for Research, introduced the topic with his talk, “Research Integrity from the Institutional Level to the Cores.” It was followed by a mini-symposium on Research Integrity and Cores that included virtual participants from NYU Langone, Oregon Health and Science University, University of Maryland School of Medicine, and University of California, Davis. They addressed common challenges and compared approaches used by different types of facilities.

Information: In addition to the report, view FASEB webinars “Shared Resources 101” and “Maximizing Shared Research Resources.”