CREx Will Enable Access to Core Services across the IRP
BY MICHAEL GOTTESMAN, DDIR, AND ANDY BAXEVANIS, ASSISTANT DIRECTOR FOR COMPUTATIONAL BIOLOGY, OIR
Scientific resources abound in the Intramural Research Program (IRP) from cores creating antibodies to growing zebrafish. There are so many resources, in fact, that it can be difficult to know what they are and how you can use them. One of the action items arising from the IRP’s long-term plan is finding ways to make most core resources, equipment, and facilities accessible to all scientists throughout the NIH.
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