What is NICL?

The Network of IDeA-funded Core Laboratories (NICL) is a national initiative born in response to a breakout session held during the 2008 National IDeA Symposium of Biomedical Research Excellence Meeting (NISBRE) in Washington, DC.  It became clear during the session that there were many common and some unique issues that are shared amongst NCRR-funded core laboratories. As a result, a steering committee was formed to explore the possibilities of promoting information exchange between cores and the formation of a new network was born.

The mission of this network is to support, encourage, and facilitate resource sharing and collaboration among NCRR-funded cores and shared-resource facilities.

The web site, NICLweb.org, will serve as a portal for exchange of ideas between COBRE, INBRE, RCMI and CTSA cores.   Please take a few minutes to register and enjoy the interactive features available on the web site.