In This Section      

Core in a Box

Core in a Box


**Please Read Below for COVID19 Information for Research Cores**


Update as of 10/15/20

Please see the recently created 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:


Additional COVID-19 Preparedness Information for Research Cores 

  1. Detailed considerations for reopening research cores
  2. Example signage for instrumentation cores to communicate proper physical distancing


To see a complete list of all up coming events go to the Core News and Events page.

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.

illustration of a magnifying glass over a beaker

Core Connector
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. 

illustration of a clipboard with checkmarks

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. 

illustration of a bar chart on a tv screen

Core Maintenance
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.

a microscope illustration

Core Equipment
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. 

an illustration of yellow coins growing on a plant

Core Funding
Explore funding opportunities created specifically for core facilities including Core Coins and extramural funding. 

an illustration of a calendar, a rocket and gears

Core News
News, updates, and information about our JHU core facilities. Join your peers at upcoming meetings, conferences, and events.