The Research Institute's Shipping Core is a "fee for service" core facility that is available for shipment of hazardous substances for all Research Institute faculty and staff. The Shipping Core provides comprehensive shipping services including: packaging, labeling, shipping and tracking of hazardous materials shipments; identification and procurement of any necessary shipping permits; training and certification of labs whose PIs have chosen to ship their own packages as "Certified Shippers"; and providing shipping supplies to "Certified Shippers" at cost.
The Research IS Web Services Core designs and supports web sites for investigators, labs, studies, Core Facilities, Affinity Groups, outreach programs, and Centers of Emphasis, as well as providing web development for Research Administration. The team develops a variety of client-side and database-driven web applications, including search and data gathering functionality, custom login and access restriction, and more. Web Services posts new content and site updates daily as part of their service to internal clients. In addition, the team provides development support to, and day-to-day administration of, Institute-wide web presences, including the Research Institute public website, the Research Institute intranet and the Share (Wiki) collaborative environment.