The Mass Spectrometry Core Facility provides technical service to and collaborative research with investigators of the UND research community. Principal investigators interested in using the services of the facility should first consult with the Director on project needs/design, sample preparation and pricing information. A sample submission form should accompany each request for sample analysis.
All submitted samples will be analyzed by facility personnel. If a PI expects to have extensive analysis needs such as quantification of small molecules, a dedicated person from the PI's group will be trained to use the assigned instrument.
Highly challenging projects such as method development for quantification, LC separation, unknown metabolite identification, or metabolomics/proteomics/drug metabolism analysis will require a collaborative agreement between the PI and the Core Facility Director. With this collaboration, the Core Facility will be responsible for sample analysis and data interpretation. In addition, the Director and/or supervising research associate/technician from Mass Spectrometry Core Facility will be coauthors on reports/manuscripts from the project.