Office of the Vice President for Research

OVPR Research Resource Directory

This directory contains links to University of Minnesota resources - services, facilities, and equipment available to provide support for the diverse range of research communities across the University system. Each entry includes a brief description, contact phone/email, and a link to the website.

We hope you find this directory a useful tool and welcome your comments or suggestions. If you are aware of other available services, facilities or equipment that are not listed here or if you have trouble connecting with a resource, please contact us.


CategoryUniversity ResourceDescriptionAvailable To Broader Community?Equip/Service LocationsStaff Avail to Provide Equip Training?Contact
Physical Sci/Engineering Aqueous Geochemistry Lab Provides analytical equipment for geochemical research on the chemistry of natural fluids. The analytical equipment includes: Ion Chromatography (IC); Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometer (ICP-MS), and Inductively Coupled Plasma Optical Emission Spectrometer (ICP-OES). The lab also contains hydrothermal solution equipment for mineral synthesis studies. No check website No 612-624-1333
wes@umn.edu
Info Tech & Computing Basic Sciences Computing Lab Provides researchers with access to a unique mixture of computational servers, workstations, visualization tools, software and technical support. No 1-280 Hasselmo Hall No 612-626-0802
rowe@msi.umn.edu
Clinical/Translational Sciences Biomedical Infomatics Designs, implements, and supports cutting-edge informatics tools. No check website No 612-626-2318
hans1247@umn.edu
Info Tech & Computing Biomedical Modeling, Simulation, and Design Lab Provides University researchers with access to workstations, software, and technical support for scientific computation and visualization. No 414, 717 Delaware No 612-626-0802
rowe@msi.umn.edu
Bio Med/Bio Tech BioNet - Tissue Procurement Facility, Histology and Digital Imaging Prospectively obtains surgically resected tissue for research while safeguarding all aspects of patient care. Tissues are available fresh, frozen in liquid nitrogen, embedded in the cryopreservative O.C.T., or fixed in formalin and paraffin embedded. The Histology and Immunohistochemistry Lab offers a full line of histology services, including services such as tissue block processing, paraffin embedding, tissue microarray (TMA) production, and immunohistochemistry (IHC). The Digital imaging lab provides computer-aided whole-slide digitization and stian quantification. No MMC #69 No 612-273-6652
bionet@umn.edu
Biology/Biochem Biophysical Spectroscopy Center Provides state-of-the-art instrumental resources for optical spectroscopy and EPR available to all U of MN researchers. No 20 Snyder Hall No 612-625-7763
peptides@umn.edu
Statistical Services Biostatistical Design and Analysis Center Provides a wide range of statistical and/or computer services, which include study planning, designing of forms, data management, statistical analysis, and results summarization. No check website No 612-626-6032
papp0051@umn.edu
Bio Med/Bio Tech Biotechnology Resource Center A Biodale consortium resource that provides capabilities to grow a wide range of microorganisms from shake-flask to 240L fermenter scale and to recover the cells and/or metabolites. A particular area of expertise is the expression and purification of recombinant proteins. Yes 140 Gortner Laboratory No 612-624-6758
vonkeitz@umn.edu
Community Outreach Center for Health Equity (CHE) The Center for Health Equity (CHE) aims to provide opportunities for scholars and community members to partner and conduct research that can promote health equity. No 717 Delaware St SE Suite 166 No 612-626-3378
umnche@umn.edu
Bio Med/Bio Tech Center for Mass Spectometry and Proteomics Provides support, equipment, and expertise for analyzing complex protein mixtures. Yes 5-194 MCB43 Gortner Laboratory No 612-625-2279, 612-625-2280
krick001@umn.edu
Biology/Biochem Center for Mass Spectometry and Proteomics Provides support, equipment, and expertise for analyzing complex protein mixtures. Yes 5-194 MCB43 Gortner Laboratory No 612-625-2279, 612-625-2280
krick001@umn.edu
Clinical/ Translational Sciences Center for Translational Medicine Provides preclinical development and testing services to commercialize and/or advance promising drugs, cell therapies, biologics and devices into clinical development. Services include the designing and conducting in vitro and in vivo preclinical pharmacology, proof-of-concept, toxicology and pharmacokinetic studies necessary for IND/IDE appliactions. Yes Check Website No 612-626-3533
rschumac@umn.edu
Chem/Chem Eng Characterization Facility Provides a multi-user, shared instrumentation facility for materials research spanning from nanotechnology to biology and medicine. Yes 12 Shepherd Labs Yes 612-626-7594
charfac@umn.edu
Imaging Characterization Facility Provides a multi-user, shared instrumentation facility for materials research spanning from nanotechnology to biology and medicine. Yes 12 Shepherd Labs Yes 612-626-7594
charfac@umn.edu
Fabrication/Repair Chemistry Research Stock Room Provides U of M staff, faculty and students with supplies for chemistry research. No RM S-17 Smith Hall No 612-625-3329
munsc001@umn.edu
Clinical/Translational Sciences Clinical Support Services Supports research conducted in the context of clinical care. Coordinates Good Clinical Practices-compliant studies, subject recruitment, collection of biological samples and other forms of data, case report forms completion, and adverse event reporting. No check website No 612-624-4628
flemmo006@umn.edu
Clinical/Translational Sciences Clinical Trial Monitoring Service Offers free support for investigator-initiated clinical trials, meets monitoring requirements of the FDA, NIH, ICH, and AHC, and ensures compliance with Good Clinical Practice (GCP) standards. No check website No 612-626-2318
hans1247@umn.edu
Auxiliary Services Cloquet Forestry Center Serves the research, teaching, and education needs of the natural resources community and offers a natural setting for business or educational events with accommodations for groups ranging from 2 to 140 people. Yes 175 University Road, Cloquet, MN No 218-726-6400
cfc@umn.edu
Fabrication/Repair Coating Process and Visualization Laboratory Offers research coating and drying equipment, high-speed and high-resolution cameras, long working distance lenses, 3D digital video microscope (0-7000x magnification), high intensity fiberoptic light sources, lasers, and instruments to measure surface tension and contact angles to all researchers. May also provide help in the design of small scientific apparatuses. No 151 Amundson Hall No 612-625-0559
lfrancis@umn.edu
Info Tech & Computing Computational Genetics Lab Meets the computational needs of the computational biology community, especially in the areas of genomics, bioinformatics, proteomics, and systems biology. Provides researchers with access to hardware, software, and technical support related to computational biology. No 138 Cargill Building No 612-626-0802
rowe@msi.umn.edu
Auxiliary Services Conference and Event Services No Comstock East 1092 No 612-625-9090
uces@umn.edu
Auxiliary Services Conference Services and Program Planning Offers a variety of services to support academic and association meetings, grant funded programs, research dissemination efforts, and interdi