Cores Management Systems

Core Facilities

Affiliated Sites / University Resources


Welcome to the Health Science Core Facilities

The University of Utah supports and maintains a wide diversity of core research facilities and services across campus to provide services to researchers in multiple disciplines. The goal of the Cores is to make technology and expertise available to all faculty members and students. We view improving access to Cores facilities as the single best way to use institutional funds to promote the University’s research mission.

Using the Cores

Existing users may login directly to the Resource Scheduling System to schedule or order services. This system is cores-wide and uses University of Utah uNID authentication.


The Core Facility Administration office is responsible for personnel and financial affairs of HSC managed facilities. All HSC Core facilities operate on a charge-back basis, although the percent recovery of operating expenses for each facility varies greatly. The School of Medicine operates a number of Cores facilities that offer both advanced technologies and equipment.


Since 2013 the administrative office has generated an annual public report that summarizes the operations of all HSC Cores managed facilities. This report includes a summary of all facilities, the services they provide and research they have supported.

Our Facilities

Cores at the University of Utah are managed by either the Health Sciences Center (HSC-managed), the Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI-managed) or the Main Campus (University-managed). Although managed separately, shared efforts campus-wide are coordinated by a committee with representation from each of these three entities, headed by the Vice President for Research.

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