The oversight of IU School of Medicine Research Service Cores ultimately lies with the Executive Associate Dean for Research. The Institutional Cores also have additional oversight committees that play an important role in their success:
- Operation Committee (OC)
- Institutional Research Oversight Committee (IROC)
- IU School of Medicine Core Services
Executive Associate Dean for Research (EADR)
The EADR oversees IU School of Medicine's research endeavors by administering research funding, building relationships with corporations and foundations, ensuring research integrity, overseeing human and animal research, and providing operational support to the research core facilities.
Cores Operation Committee (OC)
The Operation Committee reviews, monitors, and supports the centralized core operational performance and provides core and core leaders with policy and regulatory information, ensuring shared learning while improving accountability and transparency.
IU School of Medicine Core Services
The director of Core Services is responsible for managing the strategic, administrative, marketing, and business affairs of the centralized core facilities at IU School of Medicine. They provide strategic and operational leadership to core facility managers/technical directors/technical staff to ensure the efficient day-to-day operations of individual core facilities. They work with each of the core facility faculty advisory committees that regularly review operations, rates, advise on issues, and contribute to strategic planning, updating business plans and financial plans for each core.
IU School of Medicine Core Services assist core facilities with a range of operational needs. The team processes applications for new services, equipment purchases, or new core formation; designs surveys for new service and equipment assessment; create customer satisfaction surveys, which provide valuable feedback to core directors and the IROC on core efficiency; and reviews and implements management systems that may be useful tools to increase core efficiency.
IU School of Medicine Core Services strives to increase awareness and usage of core facilities by developing promotional materials and maintaining the IU School of Medicine core website.
Education and Training:
IU School of Medicine Core Services organizes and assists with educational workshops and forums which focus on introducing core users to new technologies.
IU School of Medicine Core Services engage in a continuing conversation with the IROC and the EADR to develop, disseminate, and implement policies and guidelines affecting core facilities.