Office of Research Core Administration

The goal of the Office of Research Core Administration (ORCA) is to provide UVA researchers with access to state-of-the-art instrumentation, technology and scientific expertise for the communal advantage of our institution’s investigators so that they can effectively carry out the research mission of the university.

COVID-19 Updates

UVA Research Cores will provide a daily updated status regarding our services and operations.



A welcome from the Director of Research Infrastructure, Jay W. Fox, Ph.D., Professor of Microbiology, Director of Research Infrastructure.

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Research Cores

The UVA School of Medicine supports more than 15 research cores. Each core has a director, a faculty advisor, and oversight committee.
Current Cores

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Equipment in Research Cores

The research cores have a range of equipment which many investigators can use most efficiently in a core setting. The equipment may be user operated, core operated or both
Equipment available

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John Shannon's retirement

We send out a Happy Retirement wish to John Shannon, who has been with us for many years.
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CCSG support

UVa Cancer Center members qualify for a partial subsidy, referred to as the CCSG Co-pay, when purchasing services and/or scheduling instrument usage with designated Cancer Center cores.

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