The Emory CFAR provides assistance to HIV investigators through seven NIH-funded Core facilities:
Each Core provides one or more of the following types of research support:
- Verbal assistance or feedback in a Core faculty member or staff's area of expertise. For example, helping to develop or critique a research study design.
- Activities that Core staff undertake at the request of a Core User. For example, performing an already standardized assay.
- Imparting knowledge or a skill to a Core User that s/he may later use on his or her own. For example, teaching someone how to use a piece of equipment, design a study, perform an assay, or do a power analysis
- Portable items given or loaned to Core Users. For example, tissue samples, chemicals, labware, and/or documents.
- Shared Equipment:
- Access to equipment that a Core user may use on his or her own, assuming the presence of proper training and supervision. For example, handheld data collection devices or lab equipment.
- Shared Space:
- Access to research space that a Core user may use to perform
studies. For example, access to space for use in recruiting into or performing clinical or behavioral studies.
- Other research support activities not covered above. For example, support for community outreach activities.