Director of GUMC Shared Resources, Stephen Byers, PhD, explains that sharing research resources allow Georgetown scientists to access a pool of state of the art equipment, technical expertise and knowledge, which benefits all. GUMC Shared Research Resources are supported by funding from the National Cancer Institute and by shared instrumentation awards from the NIH and other sponsors, and provide cost effective use of state-of-the-art technologies and methods. New services are continually being developed and brought online to accommodate rapidly changing demands and new technology.
Multiple shared resources provide services in a variety of computational, molecular, cellular, informatic, animal model and other pre-clinical areas. Other Shared Resources focus on clinical and behavioral research and include all aspects of therapeutic and non-therapeutic clinical trial activities such as patient consent and recruitment, questionnaire and survey services and data monitoring. All investigators at Georgetown University have access to these shared resources. A number of specialized GUMC shared resources also serve other academic centers within and outside the US, as well as small and mid-sized biotechnology companies, often as partnerships with Georgetown Faculty.
All of this takes place without the research laboratory investing in these resources itself. Each shared resource is handled like a small business and is coordinated by a dedicated team scientist who is experienced in that research area. Each "business" provides a specialized service for a reasonable user fee.
Projects including Shared Resources labs at Georgetown University Medical Center
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