FASEB Issues Recommendations for Improving Shared Research Resources

By | October 5, 2017

A new report from FASEB, “Maximizing Shared Research Resources,” identifies the challenges encountered by shared research resources providers and users, and makes recommendations for improvement.

Shared research resources – from core facilities to living collections and national laboratories – make efficient use of funds and broaden researchers’ access to advanced technologies and materials. But shared resource providers face difficulties that limit their ability to offer cutting-edge services.

FASEB surveyed shared resource users and providers and identified four key areas for improvement:

  1. Create better business models for shared resource facilities;
  2. Enhance funding programs that support facilities;
  3. Increase national awareness of shared resources;
  4. Connect researchers with institutional resources.

View the full report, including the survey instrument and analysis of findings.