IRBIO, the Integrated BIOlogy Research Infrastructure of the University of Trento is included among the priority research infrastructures for the Autonomous Province of Trento in the National Research Infrastructure Plan (PNIR) within the INTEGRA-BIOMICS local infrastructure.
Modern research in Life Sciences is becoming increasingly dependent on expensive and complex technology, which is no longer affordable by individual laboratories as it implies high costs for purchasing, running, and maintaining the equipment and time-consuming trainings to become experts in its use.
Resource centralization in shared laboratories plays a crucial role in providing effective technological support to the University of Trento community and investigators outside of the university.
IRBIO provides a range of Core facilities, which are independent technology-based laboratories where dedicated and qualified personnel run and maintain sophisticated instruments, allowing access to internal researchers and to external customers. The IRBIO Core Facility managers and technicians assist researchers in designing, setting up, and, if required, execution of the experiments.
In order to ensure a long-term sustainability of this valuable scientific infrastructure, users of IRBIO Core facilities are asked to contribute to the expenditure of the service and are charged accordingly. Cost matrixes and financial plans have been established in order to calculate the fees applied to each service.
Some instruments/services can be booked electronically, others typically need a custom request: please contact the appropriate core staff to access a facility.