Providence/Boston Center for Aids Research (CFAR)

Cores Services

All members of the Providence/Boston Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) are eligible to utilize core services.

The Providence/Boston CFAR consists of six separate cores and all CFAR members are eligible to utilize core services. To request services, select the appropriate Core below and then select the "Request Core Services" button, and complete the on-line request.

Resources for Investigators

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Core Resources

The Adminstrative Core provides the administrative infrastructure necessary for the success of the CFAR, establishes and maintains communication channels between the other cores, provides financial and grant management of the CFAR, and coordinates the strategic planning process.
The Developmental Core provides developmental awards through a peer-review process in order to encourage new research and attract new investigators to HIV/AIDS research, as well as provide mentoring opportunities to Junior Faculty members.
The BioBehavioral Sciences Core (BBSC) supports innovative medical and behavioral research to improve the HIV care continuum and HIV prevention among vulnerable populations including justice-involved individuals, women, youth, and persons living in hyperepidemic resource-limited settings.
The Biostatistics Core ensures that research uses optimal methods for study design and analysis, develops innovative new approaches; expands HIV research; and ensures researchers have a strong base of knowledge about principles related to study design, data analysis, and interpretation.
The Basic Science Core builds and supports essential, innovative and collaborative HIV research and synergy between basic, translational, clinical, behavioral and other multidisciplinary scientists with a wide range of HIV experience, by providing laboratory, consultation and mentoring services locally, nationally and internationally
The Substance Use Research Core (SURC) supports the development of basic, clinical, and translational research that addresses the impact of substance use (SU) on the HIV epidemic.

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