Core facilities are an integral part of the research activities of EUGLOHRIA partner universities. These core facilities are specialized platforms with unique, usually expensive instruments and services, managed by researchers with technical expertise and experience and facility managers with operational management skills. They can be operated as fee-for-service laboratories in which users pay for the use of instruments, consulting or specialized services, and training in some cases. Concerning the inherent operational differences of Excellence Core Facilities and based on the inventory of EUGLOHRIA platforms, EUGLOHRIA aims to propose and discuss some operational rules for the common use of selected ECFs, including data management provisions, suggestions on cost model and IP rights frameworks.
As a result, the Handbook of Operational Regulations of the EUGLOHRIA Excellence Core Facility Network aims to summarize and present the efforts undertaken by EUGLOHRIA to create the conditions to develop a joint action plan to share research infrastructures and resources related to Global Health. We want to share with other Alliances and Partnerships as part of our mission to fuel institutional transformation aiming to impact cross-sectoral endeavours.