Click the Core links at left to access service request forms specific to each CFAR Core, via that Core's website.
Beyond the Administrative Core and the Developmental Core, the CFAR is home to five science cores that provide investigators with research support on a “fee for service basis*” through the Service Center arm of each Core.
*Under certain circumstances fees may be partially or wholly subsidized for unfunded investigators.
Click here to download a form that briefly describes the services available through each CFAR Service Center and requests information about your research. Submitted forms will be reviewed by the CFAR Administrative Core and used to put you in contact with the service center manager of the appropriate CFAR Science Core(s).
The Administrative Core of the CFAR is responsible for the overall leadership, coordination and management of the CFAR as well as for implementing activities of the CFAR LINCS Initiative.
The Developmental Core provides funding, mentoring, and training for HIV/AIDS investigators.
The Biostatistics and Biomedical Informatics Core helps to strengthen the statistical rigor of HIV/AIDS-related research and investigators’ capacity to mine biodata from multiple sources.
The Clinical Research Core facilitates the design and implementation of studies that improve knowledge about, prevention of, and treatment for, HIV infection in humans.
The Immunology Core supports the assessment of immunological function necessary for the study of HIV and SIV/SHIV pathogenesis, treatment, and prevention.
The Prevention Science Core facilitates the use of measurement technologies in the conduct of qualitative and behavioral research, promotes the local and national dissemination of results from HIV-related behavioral and social sciences research, and provides scientific leadership in developing theory-based HIV/AIDS interventions.
The Virology and Molecular Biomarkers Core provides a broad spectrum of virological and gene expression assays for investigators studying SIV/SHIV infection in nonhuman primates as well as HIV viral load quantification and assays related to HIV-associated diseases in humans.