Collaborative Research Core

As a National Biocontainment Laboratory, the NEIDL will give extramural investigators access to BSL-3 and BSL-4 high-containment laboratories as well as scientific and administrative cores. These investigators will come from both academic and commercial entities whose research has reached the stage where high containment is required.

For example, in vivo challenge studies for determining vaccine and/or therapeutic development efficacy would be an appropriate phase for engaging the Collaborative Research Group Cores.

At least two Collaborative Research Group Cores will be established to host research from extramural investigators. These teams will be employed by the NEIDL and dedicated to the hands-on execution of all extramural research conducted here. Extramural investigators guiding the research may be either on site for the duration of this work, directing work on a daily basis from their home institutions, or a combination of the two.