Functional Genomics Core

RRID:SCR_023433

RII Core Facility Pilot Grants - August 2, 2024 deadline

Date of publication

Description: The RII Core Facilities Pilot Program is designed to support three key types of activity within the RII-managed core facilities. Each CFPP proposal will be evaluated on scientific merit and feasibility, and should focus on one or more of the following activity types:

  1. The development of new methods or techniques that would extend the standard operating procedures and capabilities of RII-managed core facilities and potentially impact multiple UA researchers. Successful projects will result in new methods or techniques which will be disseminated to the UA research community via the core’s website, and be incorporated into the core’s standard operating procedures and capabilities.
  2. The acquisition of preliminary data needed for extramural proposals. Successful projects will result in at least one new extramural research proposal. PIs must note the specific extramural funding opportunity announcement for which they plan to submit and their anticipated submission date along with their CFPP application. A full justification of the anticipated studies is required.
  3. The technical training of students conducting research under existing extramural funding. Successful projects will result in student researchers with the technical skills to operate equipment safely, efficiently and independently within the core facility(ies). PIs should note the student(s) to be trained, the core(s) in which they will be trained, the equipment on which they are to be trained, and the funding source under which the student’s research project is funded. Proposals to train students from traditionally marginalized groups will be given funding priority.

Due date: August 2, 2024 at 5pm

UA Cultivate link: https://azcultivate.arizona.edu/#competitionDetail/1943071

FGC Data Retention Policy

University of Arizona Functional Genomics Core's Data Retention Policy  

All data generated using FGC resources will be shared with only the requesting researcher and their PI.  Data will not be presented without permission from the respective researchers. 

Researchers are responsible for downloading and backing up data generated in the core. The FGC is not responsible for the retention of data but we will attempt to retain user data until the specified dates listed for each instrument below.   

***Data can be retrieved from any computer without having to log into iLabs.  

Instructions on how to manage data on FGC instrumentation 

The ClarioStar :  

  • Data acquired on the ClarioStar is automatically saved to the computer. Data path: C:\Program Files (x86)\BMG\CLARIOstar\User\Data. Data will be deleted from the computer on a yearly basis.  
  •  Data can be exported as two different file formats ( .RUC and .XLS). Data can be uploaded on to a storage device or sent via email.    
  • Please DO NOT save files on the computer's desktop!  Files may be TEMORARILY stored in a designated Lab folder located within the “ClarioStar_DesktopData” folder. File path: This PC / Desktop/ ClarioStar_DesktopData/ Your Lab folder 
  • To export data in. RUC formats open the Mars data analysis program: 
    • Select the test run(s) you would like to export  
    • Click Export  
  • To export data in .XLS formats open the Mars data analysis program: 
    • Select the test run(s) you would like to view/ analyze click open  
    • Preform any analysis and select how you’d like to export data to an excel workbook    
    • Click the export to excel button.  

Operetta CLS Microscope: 

  • Data including experiment, measurements, analysis, and evaluation files generated on the Operetta is automatically saved to the computer.   
    • Data will be archived monthly to a server where data is kept for no more than 1 year.  Data path: C:\Tis PC\ D (\\FGC-G7RHXP1) (Y:) 
    • Data will remain in your Harmony profile for up to 3 months before it is deleted.  
  • Archived data may be retrieved in limited quantities with assistance from FGC staff.  

Octet Red 384 Biosensor: 

  • Data acquired on the Octet is automatically saved to the instrument computer in a designated Lab folder located within the “Documents” folder.         File path: Libraries / Documents/ Your Lab folder 
    • Data will be deleted from the computer on a yearly basis. 
Policy

RII Core Facility Pilot Grants - May 1, 2024 deadline

Date of publication

Description: The RII Core Facilities Pilot Program is designed to support three key types of activity within the RII-managed core facilities. Each CFPP proposal will be evaluated on scientific merit and feasibility, and should focus on one or more of the following activity types:

  1. The development of new methods or techniques that would extend the standard operating procedures and capabilities of RII-managed core facilities and potentially impact multiple UA researchers. Successful projects will result in new methods or techniques which will be disseminated to the UA research community via the core’s website, and be incorporated into the core’s standard operating procedures and capabilities.
  2. The acquisition of preliminary data needed for extramural proposals. Successful projects will result in at least one new extramural research proposal. PIs must note the specific extramural funding opportunity announcement for which they plan to submit and their anticipated submission date along with their CFPP application. A full justification of the anticipated studies is required.
  3. The technical training of students conducting research under existing extramural funding. Successful projects will result in student researchers with the technical skills to operate equipment safely, efficiently and independently within the core facility(ies). PIs should note the student(s) to be trained, the core(s) in which they will be trained, the equipment on which they are to be trained, and the funding source under which the student’s research project is funded. Proposals to train students from traditionally marginalized groups will be given funding priority.

Due date: May 1, 2024 at 5pm
UA Cultivate link: https://arizona.infoready4.com/#competitionDetail/1915018

RII Core Facility Pilot Grants - Feb 7, 2024 deadline

Date of publication

Description: The RII Core Facilities Pilot Program is designed to support three key types of activity within the RII-managed core facilities. Each CFPP proposal will be evaluated on scientific merit and feasibility, and should focus on one or more of the following activity types:

  1. The development of new methods or techniques that would extend the standard operating procedures and capabilities of RII-managed core facilities and potentially impact multiple UA researchers. Successful projects will result in new methods or techniques which will be disseminated to the UA research community via the core’s website, and be incorporated into the core’s standard operating procedures and capabilities.
  2. The acquisition of preliminary data needed for extramural proposals. Successful projects will result in at least one new extramural research proposal. PIs must note the specific extramural funding opportunity announcement for which they plan to submit and their anticipated submission date along with their CFPP application. A full justification of the anticipated studies is required.
  3. The technical training of students conducting research under existing extramural funding. Successful projects will result in student researchers with the technical skills to operate equipment safely, efficiently and independently within the core facility(ies). PIs should note the student(s) to be trained, the core(s) in which they will be trained, the equipment on which they are to be trained, and the funding source under which the student’s research project is funded. Proposals to train students from traditionally marginalized groups will be given funding priority.

Due date: February 7, 2024 at 5pm
UA Cultivate link: https://arizona.infoready4.com/#competitionDetail/1915016 

RII Core Facility Pilot Grants - Nov 1, 2023 deadline

Date of publication

Description: The RII Core Facilities Pilot Program is designed to support three key types of activity within the RII-managed core facilities. Each CFPP proposal will be evaluated on scientific merit and feasibility, and should focus on one or more of the following activity types:

  1. The development of new methods or techniques that would extend the standard operating procedures and capabilities of RII-managed core facilities and potentially impact multiple UA researchers. Successful projects will result in new methods or techniques which will be disseminated to the UA research community via the core’s website, and be incorporated into the core’s standard operating procedures and capabilities.
  2. The acquisition of preliminary data needed for extramural proposals. Successful projects will result in at least one new extramural research proposal. PIs must note the specific extramural funding opportunity announcement for which they plan to submit and their anticipated submission date along with their CFPP application. A full justification of the anticipated studies is required.
  3. The technical training of students conducting research under existing extramural funding. Successful projects will result in student researchers with the technical skills to operate equipment safely, efficiently and independently within the core facility(ies). PIs should note the student(s) to be trained, the core(s) in which they will be trained, the equipment on which they are to be trained, and the funding source under which the student’s research project is funded. Proposals to train students from traditionally marginalized groups will be given funding priority.

Due date: November 1, 2023 at 5pm
UA Cultivate link: https://arizona.infoready4.com/#competitionDetail/1912027

Core Facility Pilot Program (August 3, 2023 deadline)

Date of publication

The RII Core Facilities Pilot Program is designed to support three key types of activity within the RII-managed core facilities. Each CFPP proposal will be evaluated on scientific merit and feasibility, and should focus on one or more of the following activity types:

  1. The development of new methods or techniques that would extend the standard operating procedures and capabilities of RII-managed core facilities and potentially impact multiple UA researchers. 
  2. The acquisition of preliminary data needed for extramural proposals. Successful projects will result in at least one new extramural research proposal. 
  3. The technical training of students conducting research under existing extramural funding. Proposals to train students from traditionally marginalized groups will be given funding priority.

Most awards will be capped at approximately $10,000, although well-justified projects may be awarded funding above this level.

List of eligible facilities:

  1. Analytical and Biological Mass Spectrometry
  2. Flow Cytometry and Human Immune Monitoring Shared Resource (BD LSR, BD, FACSARIA, BD Canto)
  3. Functional Genomics Core
  4. Imaging Cores - Electron
  5. Imaging Cores - Optical
  6. Machining and Welding Center
  7. Micro/Nano Fabrication Center
  8. Translational Bioimaging Resource
  9. University of Arizona Genetics Core
  10. BIO5 Genetically Engineered Mouse Models (GEMM) Core
  11. Arizona Genomics Institute

Proposals are due: AUGUST 2, 2023  | 5:00p 
Full Details

COVID-19 Continuity of Operations Policy and Use of Face Masks

The University of Arizona is committed to:

  • The health and safety of students, faculty, staff, researchers and designated campus colleagues
  • The continuity of research operations with modifications to observe CDC guidelines to minimize disease transmission
  • Ensuring laboratory safety that minimizes risk to human and animal subjects
  • Based on current public health conditions and aligned with CDC guidance, masks are recommended, but not required, in most indoor spaces including classrooms.

Additional information:

  • University of Arizona Face Coverings Policy

  • The University will provide surgical masks in building front entrances, classrooms, and other large sites. Surgical and KN95 masks will also be provided upon request. 

  • These requirements apply to all faculty, staff, students, designated campus colleagues and visitors to the University of Arizona campus or University locations.

  • Please contact the Disability Resource Center if you have questions regarding a disability or medical-related condition.

  • Please review the current CDC guidance on the use of masks and watch this helpful video to improve the fit of your mask. 

Policy

Becoming a core user

The Functional Genomics Core provides all of our Instruments, Services, and Consumables using the iLab system. It is not possible for researchers to use any of our items without an iLab account.

Policy