The future of Core Facilities was discussed at FNUSA-ICRC
The exchange of experience and sharing of information about the core facilities and internal service in various institutions was the aim of the visit of representatives of CEITEC MU and the Biomedical Center of the Slovak Academy of Sciences with colleagues from the International Clinical Research Center St. Anne´s University Hospital Brno (FNUSA-ICRC). They are members of the Alliance4Life project and this meeting was initiated at the last alliance meeting in Jūrmala, Latvia.
“There we introduced representatives of partner institutions partial steps which we have already taken and those that we plan to implement in the future. It was most interesting for Slovak colleagues, so we invited them to check it,” explained Kamila Kočí, Head of the FNUSA-ICRC Research Team, Mass Spectrometry. “We invited CEITEC MU representatives to the meeting, which is logical – they are closest to us and we can inspire each other. And it was a good step, I would like to thank Kateřina Vágnerová, who helped us in many ways,” said Kočí.
Eleven people attended the two-day meeting, in addition to Core Facilities staff also experts in the field of evaluation in science. “The areas of our interest are partially overlapping, but the points of view are different, so we invited representatives of both working groups,” Kočí added.
The presentations and results of this meeting will also be used at Alliance4Life’s fifth session as part of the Core Facilities & Big Data training group and in the preparation of the FNUSA-ICRC Core Facilities evaluation in the coming years.