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The UMass Medical School IDDRC cores provide centralized, shared facilities and services to support cohesive, interdisciplinary research and research training.

Each IDDRC Core is designed to:

  • Provides essential facilities or services for numerous federally funded research projects
  • Has control systems to monitor and maintain high quality in its services or facilities
  • Results in lower costs through centralization and economies of scale
  • Increases the quality and productivity of research projects receiving core support

Follow this link for information on the Process of IDDRC Service Delivery.


The cores are located and supported in a variety of locations and programs within the UMass Medical School, including the Brudnick Neuropsychiatric Research Institute, Commonwealth Medicine, and the Shriver Center.

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