Find a CFAR Service

The Third Coast CFAR’s Scientific Cores provide services to enhance ongoing HIV research and to support the development of new grant applications. Visit each core’s page for a detailed description of its services. Initial consultation is offered free of charge. A research navigator will help CFAR users identify funding for core services, when applicable.

Behavioral, Social, and Implementation Sciences (BSIS) Core

  • Participant recruitment via CHAMP registry or study-specific recruitment strategies
  • Selection or development of social, behavioral, and person-reported outcomes measures
  • Implementation science training and consultation
  • Masters-level data analysis  ($74.31 per hour)
  • Doctoral-level biostatistical consultation and analysis ($98.23 per hour)
  • Custom maps with Geographic Information Systems – GIS ($74.31 per hour)

Viral Pathogenesis Core

  • Custom assays for pro-inflammatory biomarkers
  • Access to laboratory infrastructure, including BSL2+ facility and OMX microscopic imaging
  • Development of study-specific experimentation methods
  • HIV technician services ($57.29 per hour)
  • Consultation in referral to specialized facilities for -omics research
  • p24 Assays (highly sensitive $11.87 per well; lower sensitivity $6.11 per well)

Clinical Sciences Core

  • Procurement of biological specimens, including mucosal cells and tissue, and access to banked plasma and cryopreserved cells
  • EMR data customized for HIV research
  • IRB and regulatory consultation and navigation
  • Consultation for clinical research operations and protocol development
  • Clinic and provider-based subject recruitment
  • Masters-level data analysis ($74.31 per hour)

Request a Service

Subsidy awards from the Developmental Core are available to support faculty interested in purchasing core services.

Prices listed are available to Third Coast CFAR members and investigators at other institutions in the Chicago Biomedical Consortium (CBC). Please note that federally-negotiated Facilities and Administration (F&A) rates apply to pricing for faculty outside of the CBC.