The Providence/Boston CFAR consists of six separate cores and all CFAR members are eligible to utilize core services. To request services, select the appropriate Core below and then select the "Request Core Services" button, and complete the on-line request. 

Download the CFAR Resources section for your external grant application here: 

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  • The ADMINISTRATIVE CORE provides the administrative infrastructure necessary for the success of the CFAR, establishes and maintains communication channels between the other cores, provides financial and grant management of the CFAR, and coordinates the strategic planning process.
  • The DEVELOPMENTAL CORE provides developmental awards through a peer-review process in order to encourage new research and attract new investigators to HIV/AIDS research, as well as provide mentoring opportunities to Junior Faculty members.
  • The BIOBEHAVIORAL SCIENCES CORE (BBSC), supports innovative, integrated medical/behavioral research to improve the HIV treatment cascade and HIV prevention among vulnerable populations including justice-involved individuals, women, youth, and persons living in hyperepidemic resource-limited settings.
  • The BIOSTATISTICS CORE ensures that all research undertaken by CFAR investigators uses optimal methods for study design and analysis; to develop innovative new approaches that address existing gaps in methodology; to expand the number of quantitative researchers engaging in HIV research; and to ensure, through collaboration, training and mentoring, that CFAR researchers have a strong base of knowledge about principles related to study design, data analysis, and interpretation.
  • The BASIC SCIENCES CORE builds and supports collaborative research and synergy between basic, translational clinical and behavioral investigators as well as other multidisciplinary scientists, by providing laboratory, consultation and mentoring services.
  • The SUBSTANCE USE RESEARCH CORE (SURC) supports the development of basic, clinical, and translational research that addresses the impact of substance use (SU) on the HIV epidemic.

In addition to the service Cores, the Providence/Boston CFAR has an HIV/TB Scientific Working Group