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C-ShaRP: Community of Shared Research Platforms

C-ShaRP is re-imagining shared facilities spanning science, engineering, medicine, and sustainability with new research platforms that are simultaneously accessible and advanced -- allowing for frontier research in collaborative, interconnected, state-of-the art facilities that bridge traditional Departmental and School boundaries and amplify the University mission of research, education, and translation. 

Let us connect you to state-of-the-art scientific research facilities, instrumentation, and experts across Stanford University.

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SNF cleanroom, photo by Andrew Brodhead

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Advanced and accessible research facilities spanning science, engineering, medicine, and sustainability. View our curated lists of facilities filtered by discipline.

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Today’s and tomorrow’s biggest challenges -- ranging from plastics upcycling to personalized health, quantum computing, sustainability, and space exploration -- require outstanding, well-run facilities.  Stanford was an early leader in developing models for shared facilities, but the scale, interdisciplinarity, and team-based nature of research today demand yet greater coordination and planning.  

To enable the next big breakthrough, C-ShaRP coordinates ideas and investments to advance and democratize access to modern, state-of-the-art instrumentation and scientific/technical staff, allowing users to craft the most bold, innovative, rigorous experiments that advance human knowledge.  We imagine a new paradigm for fundamental and translational research platforms with cutting-edge, inter-connected, coordinated infrastructure for world-changing research. 

Stanford University Presents

Fusion Breakthrough Presentation by Dr. Andrea “Annie” Kritcher

Design of first ever fusion experiment to produce more energy than what went in, and what’s next?

Science & Engineering

Stanford lab introduces students to cutting-edge biomedical research tools

At the Vincent Coates Foundation Mass Spectrometry Laboratory, students learn to operate the same instruments researchers use to carry out groundbreaking studies.

Science & Engineering

A new way to see viruses in action

Stanford researchers revealed the replication process of SARS-CoV-2 using super-resolution microscopy, which may have applications for drug development. Authors acknowledge use of the Cell Sciences Imaging Core Facility and In Vitro Biosafety Level-3 Service Center. 

Funding Opportunities

C-ShaRP Experiential Learning Program Call for Proposals

The Community of Shared Research Platforms (C-ShaRP) is accepting FY25 collaborative proposals for the Experiential Learning Program through June 10, 2024, for designing, piloting, implementing, and sustaining hands-on educational efforts that leverage the expertise and technologies at Stanford's Shared Facilities.


Lunch & Learn: Exciting Research and Shared Resources

Come enjoy free lunch and hear about exciting research from students and postdocs who have used Shared Resources in their work! Learn how to access these resources, discover advanced technologies, meet subject matter experts, connect with fellow researchers, and accelerate your research progress!


Cancer Early Detection Seminar Series - Dr. Stanislav Emelianov, PhD, MS

The Canary Center at Stanford for Cancer Early Detection is committed to fundamental discovery and translation of novel early cancer detection and prognostication strategies. 

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