CORES Program

Centralized Operations of Research Equipment & Supports (CORES)

Through its strategic CORES program, the Faculty of Medicine has developed a range of multi-user research facilities providing researchers with access to sophisticated equipment and services supported by trained experts.

The CORES facilities welcome users from the Dalhousie community, other academic institutions, and external commercial groups.

Not only does the CORES program make the most efficient use of resources by maintaining and operating centralized research facilities, it also:

  • promotes interdisciplinary collaboration
  • provides training to faculty members and trainees
  • helps researchers acquire major new pieces of equipment
  • keeps the research community up-to-date on emerging technologies through workshops and newsletters

Dalhousie Medical School provides ongoing operating support for its core facilities, as well as strategic guidance on development of future core facilities. Many of these have been established with funding support from the Dalhousie Medical Research Foundation and its annual Molly Appeal. More core facilities will be developed over time, some in partnership with the QEII Health Sciences Centre and the IWK Health Centre.