Core Facilities Exchange

ARA is leading a statewide partnership of ARA’s six member-institutions: Arkansas State University (A-State), the National Center for Toxicological Research (NCTR), the University of Arkansas (UA), the University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UA Little Rock), the University of Arkansas for Medical Science (UAMS), and the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) to establish and manage the ARA Core Facilities Exchange (CFE). The CFE is an online platform that shows research instrumentation and accompanying services available at laboratories across the state.

The CFE intends to create awareness of and facilitate access to the presence, capabilities, and availability of high-value equipment in the state among the Arkansas research community. The benefits are envisioned to enhance grant competitiveness, foster collaboration, reduce redundancy in capital expenditures, increase utilization, and ultimately incentivize a thriving, well-networked research enterprise.

For more information on the CFE, contact Amy Hopper at