Core Services and Equipment Resources

Core Research Facilities

The Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry has centralized research facilities to provide fee-based access to instrumentation, technology and/or services. These facilities allow our researchers access to essential scientific infrastructure at a reasonable cost. Benefits of using core facilities also include expert consultation, technical assistance, training and education from dedicated staff, enhancement of scientific collaboration, and promotion of higher-level experimentation.

The core facilities include the Cell Imaging Core, the Flow Cytometry Facility, the Advanced Cell Exploration Core, the Lipidomics Core, and the Transgenic Core. The faculty also supports an Autoclave Repair Core and a Workshop that provide repair, maintenance and fabrication services.

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, contact the IST Helpdesk and indicate you would like access to the FARM resource search)
  2. Click on the Research tab
  3. Select Resource Search
  4. You can search by generic or trade equipment name, or company name, and filter by a specific core/facility.

To submit equipment to the database, please contact Colleen Sunderland, 780-492-0715.

Other University of Alberta Facilities

Additional Research Facilities

Information on other research facilities, including those outside the University of Alberta, can be found on the Research Facilities Navigator and the CoreMarketplace.