Welcome to the Core in a Box website, dedicated to providing the Johns Hopkins research community with comprehensive access to our research core facilities and resources for core development and management. World-renowned for medical research and advances, our schools are home to a combined total of more than 120 Core Facilities, designed to encourage and enable cutting-edge research in the areas of basic science, genetics, medicine and others.
Search for a core facility by name, category, location, or keyword. Access our core management system to order services, reserve equipment, track projects, and manage costs.
Core Set Up
Start a new core facility using our tools, user demand survey, templates, and process diagrams. Learn about the different types of cores you can operate.
Optimize your core facility using our framework for oversight, management, and training. Find answers to your FAQ’s and how to work with external customers.
Follow our processes for obtaining new equipment, determining if you should buy or lease your next purchase, and how to trade-in or dispose of old equipment.
Explore funding opportunities created specifically for core facilities including Core Coins and extramural funding.
News and Events
Get news, updates, and information about our JHU core facilities. Join your peers at upcoming meetings, conferences, and events.
- Please see the School of Medicine Research Restart webpage for the most recent policies, procedures, and information related to COVID-19 research restart.
- If you have general questions related to COVID-19 and research cores or service centers, please contact Shawn Franckowiak or Jeff Smith from the SOM Office for Faculty Research Resources.
- For questions/concerns related to possible lab/scientific supplier disruptions due to the virus, please contact: Lab/Scientific Category Lead Debbie Newlon, (phone) 443-997-0468.
Additional COVID-19 Preparedness Information for Research Cores
- Detailed considerations for reopening research cores (PDF)
- Example signage for instrumentation cores to communicate proper physical distancing (.PPTX)
To see a complete list of all up coming events go to the Core News and Events page.
Access a listing of helpful guides and resources on using the iLab platform, with support for all user types:
- Core Facility Staff
- Core Facility Customer
- Principal Investigators/Lab Managers
- Lab Administrator/Financial Administrator/Financial Manager
- Department Manager
- Non-Sponsored Funds Request Approver
- Additional Support for All Users
Number of JHU iLab Cores Connected through the JHU iLab System
School of Medicine
Bloomberg School of Public Health
Whiting School of Engineering
Krieger School of Arts and Sciences