One of the main objectives of IMCI is to support faculty in their interdisciplinary research. And one of the ways we do that is by helping the U of I acquire large pieces of equipment that would otherwise be unattainable. That means from time to time we:
- Purchase equipment outright in support of the CMCI COBRE grant, usually as part of a specific pilot or research project.
- Contribute funds towards the purchase of equipment that will build and improve upon the U of I’s research infrastructure.
- Spearhead a collaborative purchasing initiative, negotiating and coordinating between researchers and departments to collect sufficient funding for a particular piece of equipment.
VIEW THE LIST of major equipment we’ve purchased (in whole or in part) to date, that is available to the U of I research community to use as needed.