Core Services and Equipment Resources

Core Research Facilities 

The Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry has centralized research facilities to provide access to major pieces of equipment and technical expertise. These facilities allow our researchers access to essential scientific infrastructure at a reasonable cost that would otherwise be cost prohibitive.

The core facilities include:The Applied Genomics Core (TAGC), Cell Imaging, Flow Cytometry, Lipidomics. The faculty also supports cores that provide repair, maintenance and fabrication services; the Workshop and Autoclave Repair Core.

Some Institutes and Departments also run core facilities, for example:

Starting point for searching FoMD’s facilities and centres is in this inventory report in which people self identified their own services and capabilities: inventory and preclinical inventory.


Equipment Database 

The Office of Research has created a research resource database housed within the Faculty Administration Resource Manager (FARM). This database provides a simple way to search for specialized scientific and laboratory equipment found in core facilities or individual research labs. Please note that the use of equipment in labs is at the discretion and approval of the faculty member.

View User Instructions

Access the database:

  1. Login to FARM (Note: if you are a member of the FoMD and do not have access, email farm.support@ualberta.ca and indicate you would like access to the resource search)
  2. Click on the Research tab
  3. Select Resource Search
  4. You can search by generic or trade equipment name, company name, and filter by a specific core/facility.

To submit equipment to the database or provide feedback, please contact Colleen Sunderland (780) 248-1023.