The HBRC houses several core facilities that provide OSU researchers access to essential, advanced technologies. The facilities are contained in a laboratory designed specifically to accommodate their major instruments. The large central lab allows easy access to the instruments, which can be quite large. Mobile benches and overhead service allow each instrument to be optimally positioned, and will accommodate new instruments as technologies advance.
The facilities are staffed by experts who operate the instruments and assist scientists who are utilizing the technologies. The staff also runs annual summer workshops, unique educational opportunities designed to jump-start junior and senior researchers in the use of advanced instruments and related research approaches.
Sharing these resources maximizes the impact of the university's research investments and further enhances the capacities of the individual labs that rely on them.