The Research Instrumentation Core Facility enables the development of new scientific instruments in order to further research at Harvard Medical School and affiliated institutions. Special preference is given to projects intended to generate novel instruments for cutting-edge research in neuroscience and the root causes of neurological dysfunction.
Consultations may include design of hardware or software, purchasing decisions, or assistance with implementation.
The facility staff can perform design and fabrication for those projects that are most appropriate to the facility’s mission and expertise.
Facility staff are knowledgeable about customized research instruments already in use in the community and are able to help interested researchers disseminate their ideas to other labs.
The facility provides tools and workshop space for authorized researchers to design and prototype their own electronics, optics, mechanical devices, and software.
Facility staff can train research scientists in the design and fabrication of customized research instruments. The staff will organize and lead short training courses on specific topics.