As a new research centre, the core equipment available at IMB is cutting-edge and able to provide a high capacity of service. As part of the service provided by the Core Facilities department, we maintain core equipment to ensure its efficient operation and provide training so that scientists can make best use of the equipment for their research needs. This means that research groups at IMB do not need to spend their time and resources on keeping core equipment in order or on organising training for their scientists. Furthermore, as part of the collaborative spirit at IMB, it is our philosophy that all our research groups have equal access to all core equipment. This means that our scientists will always have access to the equipment they need to conduct their research.