Now Open: iLab Solutions’ Sixth Annual Core Facility Management Benchmarking Survey

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Annual Survey of Core Facility Management Trends, Practices, and Challenges Now Open

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The study continues to provide an insight into the growth, changes, and challenges within the research shared resource community.

Now Open: iLab Solutions’ Sixth Annual Core Facility Management Benchmarking Survey!

iLab Solutions is excited to open its Sixth Annual Core Facility Management Benchmarking Study. Building off the previous years’ studies, the survey gathers data focusing on 2015’s trends in core facility management. Being open to managers and directors of all core types, the study continues to provide an insight into the growth, changes, and challenges within the research shared resource community.

"Every year we hear from so many that they use the results to better understand what others are doing in the industry." said Heather Lorenz, iLab VP Business Development. "More specifically, core facility managers and directors have expressed excitement that this is a good way to engage and garner support from their administration."

Over two hundred and sixty managers and directors of core facilities completed last year’s survey. Responses came from over fifty core facility types and one hundred and sixty research institutions across North America, Europe, and the Asia Pacific region. For this year's study, iLab expects to continue the trend of growth in global participation.

Lorenz continued, "This year we have added more questions around collaboration, administration, and receiving payments. Not only are we excited to see the continued trends from distributing this survey for the sixth year in a row, but we are also looking forward to disseminating even more exciting information relevant to the core facility community."

In order to continually provide a wide range of data, all personnel who directly oversee core facilities are strongly encouraged to participate again this year.

To participate in the 2016 Core Facility Management Benchmarking Study, core facility, recharge center, and shared resource managers and directors are asked to go to the following link: http://www.ilabsolutions.com/benchmarking-study/

The results of the study will be published on iLab’s website later this year. The results of past surveys may all be found at the following link: http://www.ilabsolutions.com/benchmarking-study/

About iLab: iLab Solutions is the global leader in providing web-based core facility management services to academic research institutions. The functionality includes request management, equipment reservation and usage tracking, project tracking, billing and invoicing, and reporting. iLab has extensive experience providing enterprise-level solutions at major research institutions, including integrations with institutional financial systems (e.g., SAP, Oracle, PeopleSoft, Lawson, Banner, IFAS, etc.) and identity management systems (e.g., Active Directory, LDAP, Shibboleth, etc.). iLab’s dedicated implementation team and full customer support result in high adoption rates. Core facilities across over 130 institutions in North America, Europe, and the Asia-Pacific region rely on iLab, including universities, hospitals, independent institutes, and government labs.

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