Approved Core Facilities

Indiana CTSI-designated cores demonstrate quality oversight, users that span departments and schools, and have established policies for prioritization, publication, confidentiality, cost recovery, and user satisfaction. Indiana CTSI cores offer services to generate preliminary data and promote new research collaborations to all CTSI partners. 

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Approved CTSI-designated cores housed at the University of Notre Dame include: 

Genomics and Bioinformatics

The Genomics and Bioinformatics Core Facility (GBCF) provides state-of-the-art genomics solutions and data analysis for a broad range of applications, including metagenomics, metagenetics, population genomics, transcriptomics, and epigenomics. The facility offers comprehensive support for a diverse research community that spans basic biomedical research in human disease, pathogen genomics, non-model system genomics, and environmental genomics.

The GBCF is a resource available to the Notre Dame research community, external academic institutions, and industry. 


Freimann Life Science Center

The Freimann Life Science Center (FLSC) is comprised of two state-of-the-art animal facilities equipped to house a wide variety of vertebrates, including fish, with four zebrafish systems, frogs, rabbits, and rodents. In addition, more than 100 different strains of genetically altered mice are bred and maintained.

All animal care staff are certified through the American Association of Laboratory Animal Science or credentialed as Registered Veterinary Technicians who work together with the attending veterinarian to provide humane care for the research animals. The FLSC is fully accredited by the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC).


Integrated Imaging Facility

The Notre Dame Integrated Imaging Facility (NDIIF) integrates three areas of Notre Dame imaging expertise: electron microscopy, biological imaging (in vivo imaging and optical microscopy), and histology.

The NDIIF has an integrated suite of sophisticated microscopes and imaging stations that enable users to attack the most complex modern research problems. It is open to the Notre Dame research community, external academic institutions, and industry. 

Interested in CTSI-designation?

For a core facility to become CTSI-designated, they must complete an application, conduct an annual user survey, hold an advisory board meeting at least once a year, and post policies for charging, publication, and more. For information about becoming a CTSI service core at Notre Dame, please contact Melanie DeFord.