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College of Medicine Research Core Facilities

The UC College of Medicine houses several research core facilities designated as core service centers. These facilities exist within multiple departments but are collectively supported by the College of Medicine Office of Research through the Associate Dean for Research Core Facilities: Ken Greis, PhD. (; Tel: 513-558-7102).

The service center designation signifies the rates charged by each of these facilities have been reviewed and approved by the UC Government Cost Compliance Office; thus, the service fees can be charged to federal grants and contracts. Details related to the services offered and the internal rates for each of the cores are provided below. Since these rates are substantially subsidized by the University, external investigators should contact individual core directors to get a rate quote.

Resources to offset some of the cost of the core services may be available through a variety of centers and institutes across UC depending on an investigator’s affiliation. Information for support from the CCTST is provided here:

UC invesitgators also hvae full access to shared resource cores at Cincinnati Children's Hospital. Details are provided here:

We have recently transitioned our core facilities booking and management to the PPMS system from Stratocore. To book and access services from the core facilities, please log in or create an account in Stratocore via:

My PPMS Dashboard

Stratocore Account Creation Guides:

UC Radiology Imaging Services Core Laboratory (RISC)

To access services from the RISC, please submit a request at

Standard Services

  • Consultation for Imaging needs of research projects.
  • Imaging Infrastructure setup. All research projects that have an imaging component will require an imaging infrastructure that must be setup, rigorously tested prior to the start of the project, and then maintained throughout the project period. Typical workflow includes the following steps:
    1. Regulatory and administrative tasks
    2. Imaging infrastructure setup, customization, and testing 
    3. Imaging data ingestion 
    4. Deidentification of the imaging data
    5. QA and QC of imaging data 
    6. Creating imaging CRF
    7. Safety monitoring workflow
    8. Imaging data processing, harmonization, cleanup, and routing 
    9. Data storage and backup 
    10. Long term archival of data 

The RISC is located in the Medical Science Building, Suite E685. First time customers should include a discussion with the core director or research manager.


For manuscripts, please include the following statements as appropriate or consult with the core director or research manager regarding authorship:
Imaging data were collected and/or analyzed in the UC Radiology Imaging Services Core Lab under the direction of Achala Vagal, MD, MS.

Grant Information

Specific imaging related information for your grant submission can be obtained via a consultation with the core director or research manager to ensure proper alignment of the core information with your grant needs.

PACS/Archive Support (Internal/Non-Federal Rate)
$5.86/imaging study upload
PACS/Archive Support (Federal Rate)
$5.86/imaging study upload
PACS/Archive Support (External Rate)
$5.95/imaging study upload
Imaging Research Workflow Design (Internal/Non-Federal Rate)
Imaging Research Workflow Design (Federal Rate)
Imaging Research Workflow Design (External Rate)


231 Albert Sabin Way
MSB E685

Contact Information

  • Achala Vagal, MD, MS, Core Director, Professor of Radiology, Executive Vice Chair and Vice Chair of Research, Radiology
  • (513) 558-2043
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