The Administrative Core provides infrastructure in support of:

  • Coordination of research in and across the Cores, with the goal of integrating metabolomic technologies into preclinical, clinical and translational research studies.
  • Innovative and cost-effective uses of metabolomics to advance the research efforts of the scientific community.
  • Appropriate utilization of resources based on communications with internal and external users of the MRC2 technology.
  • Coordination with other Regional Comprehensive Metabolomics Resource Cores (RCMRCs) and with the Data Repository and Coordinating Center (DRCC) to advance cost-effective metabolomics research.

To achieve these goals, the Administrative Core collaborates across institutes and within the University of Michigan. This core is the interface for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Common Fund Metabolomics Program as well as the other Regional Comprehensive Metabolomics Resource Cores.

Internally, the Core works with the Biomedical Research Core Facilities, Financial Operations of the Medical School and the U-M Business School to ensure the smooth operation and the transition of the MRC2 to a self-sustaining research and education entity.