Research Resources

Core and Shared Facilities

Columbia University Irving Medical Center (CUIMC) has many state-of-the-art core and shared research facilities available to its researchers. Clinical research faculty, basic scientists, and students all benefit from the shared access to and shared cost of our core facilities. These resources offer the highest-quality scientific technology to the community. Many of these facilities also offer education and training, as needed. In addition, many departments, centers, and institutes have research facilities to aid investigators with their studies.

Search for a Core or Shared Facility

Affiliated Facilities

Columbia University partners with local institutions to provide investigators with additional research resources.

See list of Affiliated Facilities

Ultra-Low Temperature (-80 C) Freezers

Remote Freezer Monitoring

VP&S Research has worked with CUIMC IT and Procurement to provide easy access to a freezer monitoring system for CU researchers at greatly reduced cost.

Learn more about Freezer Monitoring

Emergency Backup Freezers

CUIMC maintains upright, shelved -80 C freezers that are available for the research community to use during a freezer failure while their lab freezer is being repaired or replaced.

Access CUIMC Emergency Backup Freezers

High Efficiency Freezers

-80 C freezers place large energy and cooling burdens on campus infrastructure. Columbia has obtained discounted pricing for a highly energy-efficient -80 model to enable researchers to reduce their laboratory energy usage and assist our campus sustainability efforts.

View information about high-efficiency -80s

Computing Resources

Columbia University provides access to a number of software licenses for free or at a discount for academic research purposes.

View available computing resources

Campus-Specific Resources

Concierge Service

The VP&S Office for Research offers this service to investigators who have research-related questions. Our goal is to help facilitate your research through administrative support as well as identifying potential resources and collaborations on campus. 

Use our Concierge Service

Lab Startup Guide

To help incoming faculty set up their laboratories and hit the ground running, we have developed a startup guide that outlines the various research administrative offices and resources that are available at VP&S.

View the Lab Startup Guide

Equipment Exchange (Mao's List)

Find, trade, or reuse laboratory equipment and furniture. Mao's list, named in honor of Dr. Mao, Assistant Dean for Graduate Affairs, is intended for the trade and reuse of working laboratory equipment and furniture owned by Columbia University departments, offices, and laboratories.

Access Mao's List

Grant Help

The VP&S Office for Research provides several services and templates to assist researchers in the development and submission of grant proposals.

See Grant Resources