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About core facilities

A core facility is a laboratory with particularly advanced equipment that serves researchers both within and outside the unit.

Model of DNA molecule

Illustration: Colourbox

Many research groups at the Faculty of Medicine need advanced research infrastructure. The Faculty has core facilities and other infrastructure to meet this need.

A core facility has particularly expensive research equipment that is made widely available to researchers outside the unit. This can be achieved by giving outside users access to the equipment, or facility employees can do the experiments for them.

The Faculty has almost 20 core facilities. Many of them are run in tight collaboration with Oslo University Hospital and other institutions.

Core Facility Council

The core facilities are part of the University's research infrastructure (Norwegian).

The Core Facility Council at the University of Oslo is an advisory board for the Research Infrastructure Committee and is appointed by the University Director, according to mandate. The core facility definition used by the university, as well as the council members and mandate is described in the creation memo Opprettelse av Fagråd for kjernefasiliteter ved Universitetet i Oslo (UiO) 2014-2016 (pdf) (Norwegian).

Do you run a service wanting core facility status? Read more about how to become a core facility (Norwegian only).

Other core facilities at the University of Oslo

Core facilities and research infrastructure at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences.

Core facilities at other research institutions


Michael T. N. Møller

Published June 30, 2016 12:32 PM - Last modified May 28, 2021 2:20 PM