Brown University provides an outstanding environment for high-impact research in biomedical engineering in part because of the wide range of instrumentation, skilled researchers and shared technologies available to its students and faculty.  These resources are distributed across the Brown campus and nearby hospitals and the most commonly used facilities are listed below.  A searchable database, CoresRI, also exists for locating specific equipment contained in core facilities throughout the state of Rhode Island.  Some facilities provide standard services for a flat fee, others provide open-access along with training, others are restricted to collaborative research efforts only, while others are for educational purposes only.