NCI-CCR Resource Categories
The CCR Office of the Director invests heavily in advanced biotechnology infrastructure. CCR places a high priority on earmarking of technology funds and subsidies for affordable access to core facilities and these advanced technology platforms. Taken together, this portfolio of scientific expertise and technological resources provide investigators of the CCR with one of the richest scientific environments in the world to conduct basic or clinical research.
Cores are centralized laboratories providing broad access to cutting-edge technologies and specialized expertise. They are open to all CCR investigators and offer services that are heavily subsidized by the CCR Office of the Director.
Collaborative resources are technologies and expertise offered by NCI research labs or lab/branch facilities. Technologies and expertise from these facilities are available at the discretion of the Principal Investigator or Facility Manager and should not be considered as "open" resources for all CCR investigators.
The Collaborative Research Exchange (CREx) is an online NIH marketplace for investigators to search, browse, and request information for research services, technologies, or products offered by NCI/NIH Cores, Collaborative Resources, and commercial vendors.