Scientists at five universities now have easier access to the dozens of specialized laboratories and centers housed in university facilities across Oregon – including major campuses in Portland, Eugene, Corvallis and Klamath Falls.
A new reciprocal rate agreement formalizes an arrangement by which scientists can share specialized research cores at OHSU, the University of Oregon, Oregon State University, Portland State University and Oregon Tech. By pooling resources, universities are expanding access to cutting-edge technology while also encouraging interdisciplinary collaboration between scientists across Oregon.
Researchers outside OHSU will save as much as 25% from the typical surcharge applied to outside researchers using the OHSU resources. The reciprocal rate agreement means scientists at OHSU will see similar savings at the four other institutions.
Among the state-of-the-art resources covered by the new agreement, researchers will have access to OHSU’s Multiscale Microscopy Core, which provides advanced scopes and experts to scan biological molecules at near-atomic detail. Likewise, OHSU scientists will be able to take advantage of the University of Oregon’s Center for Advanced Materials Characterization, where scientists can analyze and build micro materials such as photovoltaic cells.
Intellectual property agreement
In addition to reducing financial barriers to sharing research cores, additional agreements among the universities clarify ownership of intellectual property for discoveries made as a result of research jointly conducted among scientists. This addresses issues that can dampen enthusiasm for collaborations.
Below is a list of cores at the five participating universities. The full list of included OHSU cores will be maintained on the OHSU Cores and Shared Resources site.
- Advanced Computing Center
- Advanced Imaging Research Center
- Advanced Light Microscopy Core
- Biostatistics & Design Program
- Clinical and Translational Research Core Services
- Elemental Analysis Core
- Endocrine Technologies Core
- Flow Cytometry
- Integrated Genomics Laboratory
- Medicinal Chemistry Core
- Multiscale Microscopy Core
- Small Animal Research Imaging Core
- Transgenic Mouse Models
Oregon State University Cores
- Office of the Vice President for Research Shared Research Facilities and Services:
- College of Science, Electron Microscopy Facility and Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Facility
- College of Earth, Oceans, & Atmospheric Sciences
- College of Agricultural Sciences, Sinnhuber Aquatic Research Laboratory
Portland State University Cores
- Center for Electron Microscopy and Nanofabrication (CEMN)
- Department of Chemistry, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectrometer Facility (NMR)
- Department of Chemistry, BioAnalytical Mass Spectrometry Facility
- Department of Chemistry, Pankow Group Mass Spectrometry Facility
- Department of Geology, Inductively Coupled Mass Spectrometer Facility
University of Oregon Cores
- Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation Research Core Facilities:
- Center for Advanced Materials Characterization in Oregon (CAMCOR)
- Genomics and Cell Characterization and Imaging Core Facility (GC3iF)
- Greenhouse Facility
- Robert and Beverly Lewis Center for Neuroimaging (LCNI) and Xray Core
- Research Advanced Computing Services (RAGS)
- Terrestrial Animal Care Services (TeACS) and Histology and Genetic Modification (HGEM)
- Technical Science Administration (TSA) and Rapid Prototyping Core
- Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Shared Laser Facility and Science Store
- Department of Earth Sciences, Geological Stable Isotope Analytical Lab and Nodal Seismic System
- Institute of Molecular Biology, Media Kitchen, Fly Food Preparation, and Glassware
- Institute of Neuroscience, Zebrafish Histology and Bio-Optics Lab
- Institute for Policy Research and Engagement
Oregon Institute of Technology Cores
- College of Engineering, Technology and Management, Renewable Energy Facility