Core Facilities PROGRAM
What is a Core Facility?
Over the last 10 years, the university has invested in core facilities, which are purpose-built to house and provide access to infrastructure shared across the whole SFU community and beyond. These facilities allow for the pooling of resources at a university scale, providing opportunities to acquire world-class equipment and to realize economies of scale in facility management.
SFU’s BIO3 Lab is one of a few biosecure facilities in Canada that are certified by the Public Health Agency of Canada. Researchers can safely conduct research activities on Risk Group 3 pathogens to help advance breakthrough discoveries that will benefit society. Lab services and access is currently only available to the SFU research community.
Ralph Pantophlet | email@example.com
eBrain Lab's toolset often includes various forms of neurotechnologies (e.g., biosensors, brain stimulation), data mining techniques (e.g., signal or image processing, machine learning), virtual/augmented reality, behavioral assessments and computerized behavioral training.
Faranak Farzan | firstname.lastname@example.org
The Public Knowledge Project (PKP) is a multi-university initiative developing (free) open source software and conducting research to improve the quality and reach of scholarly publishing. PKP is best known for Open Journal Systems (OJS): the world's most widely used journal management and publishing system.
OTHER SFU Facilities
The following are SFU research facilities available to the entire university community. These facilities are not part of the Core Facilities Program model.
Animal Care Services (ACS) at SFU is committed to providing faculty, staff and students with high quality, cost-effective research and teaching animal resources. In addition to suitable housing facilities and animal husbandry services for animals used in biomedical research, ACS provides veterinary services, personnel training and expertise in common laboratory methodologies, anaesthesia and surgical techniques for rodents, birds and fish.
As one of four Canadian supercomputing and data centre sites, and one of the most power academic supercomputers in Canada, Cedar gives Canadian researchers access to the latest advanced research computing resources and expertise.
The Research Data Centre (RDC) provides researchers with access to Statistics Canada's microdata which include datasets of surveys and administrative data. The SFU RDC offers a comprehensive and secure research environment open to any research working on an approved project. It is part of the Canadian Research Data Centre Network (CRCDN) and the British Columbia Inter-university Research Data Centre.