The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) supports a wide range of shared resources and core facilities designed to advance basic, clinical and translational research. Core facilities are pay-per-use research laboratories or analytical services, which allow investigators access to technologies and services not available in their own laboratories.

A research core facility is a shared resource that provides access to instruments, technologies and services on a pay-per-use basis. Designation as an official UAMS core must be obtained prior to incurring core usage charges.