The Michigan Regional Comprehensive Metabolomics Resource Core (MRC2) is one of six Regional Comprehensive Metabolomics Resource Cores (RCMRC)s in the United States funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Common Fund's Metabolomics program
It is composed of five cores:
The Administrative Core coordinates, integrates and promotes the appropriate use of metabolomic services within the MRC2 to ensure cost-effective use of metabolomics in research efforts.
The Analytical Core provides tools for absolute or relative quantification of metabolites in biospecimens and aids researchers in the structural identification of unknown analytes.
Data and Information Technology
The Data and Information Technology Core provides expertise in the analysis of spectral data from targeted metabolomics and fluxomics studies and tools for the analysis of high-throughput, untargeted metabolomic profiling.
Statistics and Bioinformatics
The Statistics and Bioinformatics Core assists users in the design of metabolomic experiments and provides statistical, informatics and visualization tools to transform data into knowledge and enhance the understanding of biological processes.
Promotion and Outreach
The Promotion and Outreach Core provides training for researchers in the use of metabolomics technology and promotes adoption of metabolomics to enhance biomedical research.