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Coordinated Operating Research Entities or CORE is overseen by the Office of the Vice President for Research and Dean of the Graduate School and realized through close partnership with units across the institution. The University of Maine has an extensive set of major research facilities and resources that are available through CORE to the University research community, as well as to the outside world.


To serve as UMaine’s central repository for major research equipment and facilities, for the purpose of advancing research and development. CORE enables internal and external users to have easy access to state-of-the-art technology and services delivered by experts on a fee-for-service basis. 

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CORE Functions

  • Managing major research equipment and facilities that are of broad use to the University research community and to the outside world
  • Connecting users with CORE resources through one-stop convenient access
  • Maintaining technical staff to operate CORE equipment and facilities
  • Providing research equipment training opportunities to internal and external users
  • Establishing professionally managed service rates that are compliant with Federal regulations

For more information about service center policy, please view the University of Maine Service Center Procedure Manual.

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Upcoming Events


UMaine Research and Development Services Portland Expo April 23rd-The Maine Center (Portland Gateway) 4:30 to 6:30 pm

Join us for an evening to explore  the vast array of research services offered by the University of Maine System.

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iLab Solutions

The University of Maine CORE program uses iLab Core Facility Management software to manage CORE equipment and services. The iLab platform allows researchers to view a complete listing of CORE equipment and services available, and to schedule access for use of these services.  Researchers can also directly access their Chartfield accounts within iLab and assign service costs to specific grants and other funding sources. 

iLab can be accessed at the UMaine iLab webpage, which requires a one-time registration to setup your account.

For a more information and description on roles and responsibilities for PIs and non-PIs within iLab, please visit the iLab information webpage.

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