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Core Services/Functions

The BSL3 Core laboratory functions as a safe working environment for high-risk and high-security microbial pathogens. It is not a fee for service core, but functions instead as a core facility where properly trained users can manipulate various pathogenic microbes under safe conditions, protecting both the user, other university personnel, and the public from harm. Users pay an hourly fee for use of the facility, which is charged out quarterly. The funds in the user account goes towards administrative fees, telecommunication charges, equipment service, and some user consumables such as certain components of personal protective equipment and safety and waste handling materials.