CIBR and other Campus Core Services
UMB faculty needing the non-ICTR Core services below, may be eligible for support through the ICTR Voucher (micro grant) Program.
The Center for Innovative Biomedical Resources (CIBR) is the administrative hub for School of Medicine Cores available to all faculty from all UMB schools. The site also lists Core services officed by other Schools, such as the School of Pharmacy and the School of Denistry. Interdisiplinary collaborations lead to scientific achievement and helping researchers get the most of their research funds. Below, is a list of Cores by Category. Visit CIBR for a complete list campus resources as well as important CIBR News and Events.
BIORESCO (BIOmedical REsearch Supply COre) - Your ONE-STOP-SHOP for all lab supplies and small equipment. Some of the advantages of using BIORESCO are:
- Never pay list price again. All vendors offer the lowest prices on this campus
- Pay no shipping/handling charges or hazardous and Dryice charges (Average cost $30-40).
- Access over 40 vendors - Over 5000 "on-site" items.
- Access about 2 million products on the website.
- Receive free campus-wide delivery.
- Purchase with a minimum amount of paperwork and inconvenience. Consolidate your purchasing.
SAVE TIME AND MONEY by contacting BIORESO first before committing to outside vendors.
General Clinical Research Center (GCRC) - Located in the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC), 22 S. Greene Street, 10th floor C and D wings, the GCRC is supported by the UMB School of Medicine and UMMC. The GCRC is available to all UMB researchers as a fee-for-service and supports the full spectrum of patient-oriented research, including pilot studies that may lead to peer-reviewed clinical research. Services available include:
- facilities for inpatient and outpatient data collection
- physical examination and monitoring
- 24-hour nursing care
- phlebotomy and specimen processing*
- subject teaching
- investigational drug administration
- special testing/procedures*
- research subject advocate (RSA)
*Does not include University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) services, such as laboratory processing on 2nd floor, x-rays, echocardiograms, MRIs, etc. Please see information below about utilizing hospital resources for research.
Mid-Atlantic Nutrition Obesity Research Center (NORC) - The Mid-Atlantic Nutrition Obesity Research Center (NORC) is a center funded by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) since 2005. NORC’s mission is to foster multidisciplinary research approaches to understanding the impact of nutrition on risk for chronic disease and translate this knowledge into effective clinical treatments and prevention efforts. With the obesity epidemic, associated co-morbidities now detract from the quality of life for the majority of Americans and represent a major burden to our health care system. Our NORC provides core laboratories, a pilot and feasibility program and enrichment activities that enhance our members research and education efforts.
Other Research Support Services
University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) Services - If you have a need for hospital services to conduct your research, such as echocardiograms, x-rays, and laboratory testing, please go to UMBiz to initiate a Clinical Research Request. UMB will advise UMMC of your study and a coverage analysis will be completed by UMMS to assist with any remaining budget negotiations and ensure billing compliance by both UMMS and FPI. When the coverage analysis is complete and approved by your study team, UMMS will create an RSH record in Epic for the individual participant’s association. Non-compliance will lead to study participants getting erroneous charges for research services.
PLEASE NOTE: At this time, the ICTR support from the Vouchers Program can only be used to defray the costs of UMMC Investigational Drug Services (IDS) and routine, ancillary tests (e.g., blood, urine, etc.).
UMB Research - Great place for information about:
- Sponsored Programs Administration
- Sponsored Projects Accounting and Compliance
- Kuali Coeus
- Clinical Trials and Corporate Contracts
- CICERO Log-in
- Conflict of Interest
- Environmental Health and Safety
- Export Compliance
- Effort Reporting
- Filing an Invention Disclosure
- Policies and Procedures
- Technology Transfer/UM Ventures
- UM BioPark