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Recharge Centers

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What is a Recharge Center?

Recharge centers, also known as core facilities, are shared research facilities that provide a product or a service to faculty, students, and external users in the research community.  Recharge centers aim to recover the cost of running the particular facility and they function as independent small businesses with the objective of breaking even over time. These facilities strengthen the University's research by providing specialized technical equipment and skilled scientific personnel, which enable cutting edge research.

Recharge Center Management:

The role of the CFC is to work with the Provost Office, the Office of the Vice Provost for Research, Office for Sponsored Programs, central administration, and facility managers to ensure the efficient operation of recharge centers.

Responsibilities include:

  • Monthly billing
  • Reconciliation of receivables
  • Revenue deposits
  • Ensure compliance (University and Federal)
  • Record retention
  • Track and report on user statistics
  • Coordination of procurement activity
  • Budget development and monitoring
  • Cost accounting
  • Cost based rate development
  • Assist with managing user program
  • Assist with outreach efforts
  • Serve as a liaison between facilities and central administration for resolution of issues
  • Review business plans and assist with the establishment of new recharge centers