Centralized Shared Resources (CSR)

The goal of CSR is to play a leadership role in disseminating information about the Delaware INBRE instrumentation core resources, and in developing a community of educated core facility users that works closely and collaboratively with core professionals. Nineteen technology centers/cores are affiliated with Delaware INBRE and participate in activities and programs enhancing access to state of the art technologies for biomedical research.

Delaware INBRE Core Facility Voucher Program:

CSR promotes clinical and translational research by facilitating instrumentation access via its Core Facility Voucher Program (previously called the Core Center Access Award (CCAA).

In the past, vouchers have been used to test proof of concept or provide additional data for publication or grants. Funds must be used within six months of award date and may not exceed $4,000.  

An investigator can only receive one Voucher or Multi Core Voucher per funding cycle (May 1 –  April 30 each year). A full budget must be provided in the application and costs exceeding $4,000 must be  co-funded by the applicant’s institution. Applications will be reviewed on the 1st and 15th of each month, and awardees will be notified by Delaware INBRE staff upon completion of leadership review. 

Delaware INBRE Instrumentation Core Development Award:

The Delaware INBRE Instrumentation Core Development Award is supported by the University of Delaware INBRE Office in order to enable staff from the affiliated INBRE cores to attend a workshop, offsite training, or conference. This award is aimed at core facility directors and research scientists that would like to develop new skills.

The Delaware INBRE Office is providing matching-funds for this purpose.  The training or development event must take place on or before April 15 and all receipts must be fully paid, processed, and allocated prior to April 30.  Requests will be submitted through our online system.  Development Award applications will be reviewed by the Delaware INBRE Core leaders. Awardee and the appropriate core director will be notified via email of award decision.

For more information about CSR programs contact:

Heather Hardy, HT (ASCP) Director 
Director, Histochemistry and Tissue Processing Core
Nemours Children’s Health