Workshops & Webinars

Online Workshop

NIH S10 Grant Applications for Shared Instrumentation:
Tips, Tidbits, and Informed Suggestions

Part 1: Developing the Foundation – Timeline, Who, What, When, Where, How 

Part 2: Writing the Proposal – Essentials for Each Section

February 15th and 16th, 2023
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. EST
Register here 

Speakers:     Joe Dragavon          University of Colorado Boulder
                      Sheenah Mische      NYU Langone Medical Center Grossman School of Medicine
                      Susan Weintraub     University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio 


The NIH Office of Research Infrastructure Programs (ORIP) manages the S10 programs and issues Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs) with one annual receipt date. The next deadline is June 1, 2023. Active FOAs are:

  • PAR-22-081 Basic Instrumentation Grant Program (BIG) funds grant awards in the $25,000 to $250,000 range.
  • PAR-22-080 Shared Instrumentation Grant Program (SIG) funds grant awards in the $50,000 to $600,000 range.
  • PAR-22-079 High-End Instrumentation Grant Program (HEI) funds grant awards in the $600,001 to $2,000,000 range.

ORIP just celebrated the 40th anniversary of the S10 program which has provided significant benefit to many of our members and their institutions. Although many people have heard about the Shared Instrument Grant S10 grant, quite a few have little-to-no direct experience pursuing this funding opportunity. In this workshop, we will discuss all aspects of the S10 process, offering suggestions and lessons learned where appropriate.

Day 1 will focus on laying the foundation of the application, including: determining if sufficient need exists for a new instrument; evaluating options for vendors and models; assembling a list of potential users; finding out who you should talk to at your institution; assessing the necessity of instrument demonstrations and/or preliminary data.

Day 2 will center around the proposal contents where we will go over the various sections, what should be included and where, key facility and institutional data and statistics to report. If time permits, we will also summarize required NIH post award reporting.

Please join us for this two-part workshop if you are considering an S10 grant application for 2023.

Register today.


ABRF Call for Year-Round Education Programs 

Share your expertise with your core colleagues by offering an Education Program (panel, presentation, workshop) for the upcoming schedule of online events. 

The ABRF Education Committee is now accepting proposals for online Education Programs. 

Online sessions are typically scheduled in 1-hour or 2-hour (Zoom) blocks, with multiple sessions per program as needed to deliver content and engage the audience. 

Submit your proposal via this form.  

Zoom - Tips & Tricks

Recordings of prior ABRF events are linked below:

Online Workshop:  

The Future Forward in Flow Cytometry:  Remembering the Past, Celebrating the Present, and Shaping the Future

Tuesday, December 6, 2022
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. ET

Slide presentation.

Full workshop recording.   Note:  speaker presentations begin at these points in the recording:


     Rachael Walker:  3:36
     Rachael Sheridan:  28:05
     David LeClerc:  52:48
     Matthew Cochran:  1:19:35
    Tim Bushnell:  1:44:00
    Q&A:  1:58:30

This session will present attendees with a unique opportunity to hear from five panelists and experts within the flow cytometry field. Together they will walk you through an exciting conversation on the evolution of flow cytometry, how it works, and how this technology has evolved, impacting research discoveries and the development of new technologies. This presentation will close with a discussion on spatial flow cytometry and proteomics. The latest and newest era in the development of flow cytometry’s contribution to research.

Learning Objectives:

Attendees will be able to learn about and ask questions on: 

• The evolution of flow cytometry over the last 50 years.
• How flow cytometry works.
• Development and history of fluorochromes
• The evolution of spectral flow cytometry and its impact on developing new tools for research.
• Applying Spatial proteomics and flow cytometry together.



Dr. Rachael Walker               David Leclerc                Dr. Rachael Sheridan           Dr. Timothy Bushnell   Matthew Cochran
Cambridge University           University of Chicago           Van Andel Research            University of Rochester    University of Rochester                                                                                                       Institute                                   

Virtual Seminar Series   

Implementation of Curio Seeker, a Novel Spatial Transcriptomics Method, in a Core Facility Setting

Wednesday, December 7

Webinar recording

10X Genomics Single Cell and Spatial Analysis Technologies for Genomics Core Facilities

Wednesday, November 30
Webinar recording

ABRF Online Workshop - Proteomics Cloud Computing 

Proteomics Cloud Computing Online Workshops - See Workshop Materials Here 

The iPRG will conduct a series of online video tutorials about the use of cloud computing resources for MS-based proteomics, focusing on Nextflow, the Trans-Proteomic Pipeline (TPP) and Galaxy Platform. Attendees for this workshop may attend one, or all of this three-part series on Cloud Computing. 

See introductory video by Ben Neely, NIST here....

September 12-16 

Trans Proteomic Pipeline: Michael Hoopman of ISB, in Seattle, Washington will provide instructions on how to us TPP to analyze MS data. Pre-recorded content will be sent in advance of the sessions for attendees to watch and learn processes, followed by a live training session. 

October 3-7
Galaxy Platform: Melanie Foell of Freiburg University in Germany will provide instructions on how to use Galaxy to analyze MS data. Pre-recorded content will be sent in advance of the sessions for attendees to watch and learn processes, followed by a live training session. 

November 14-18
NextflowYasset Perez-Riverol of EBI in Hinxton, UK will provide instructions on how to use Nextflow to analyze MS data. Pre-recorded content will be sent in advance of the sessions for attendees to watch and learn processes, followed by a live training session. 

ABRF Sequencing Seminar Series 

September - October 2022

ABRF presented a series of virtual seminars on existing and new sequencing technologies. 

Seminar Series Schedule:

September 8, 2022                 Element Biosciences  (seminar recording)
September 15, 2022               illumina  (seminar recording)
September 22, 2022               MGI (announcement)  (recording)
September 29, 2022               ONT (Oxford Nanopore Technologies)  (announcement) (recording)
October 6, 2022                      PacBio  (recording)
October 20, 2022                    Singular Genomics  (announcement) (recording)
October 27, 2022                    Ultima Genomics (announcement) (recording)

Moderated by:  Anoja Perera, Stowers Institute



Online Workshops

ABRF Town Hall Presentations 

January 18, 2023

Engagement Opportunities with ABRF Research Groups and Committees

An overview of the range of options to contribute to ABRF.

View session recording.

November 16, 2022

Top Ten Features of the ABRF online Core Community

Learn more about how to engage with ABRF colleagues through this new online platform.

View session recording.

August 17, 2022

Why Should Everyone Support Transparency of the Scientific Literature Efforts?

Speakers:   Nate Herzog, Core MarketPlace
                   Anita Bandrowski, SciCrunch

The talk includes two parts (1) info surrounding RRIDs usage and importance and (2) how RRIDs and the CoreMarketplace interact which includes a walk thru of setting up your core in the CM and getting an RRID assigned, as requested.

View session recording.

July 20, 2022

Data Management Plans for Cores
Speakers:    Sheenah Mische, NYU Langone Medical Center
                     Nicole White, Cincinnati Childrens Medical Center
Slide presentation

Session recording

April 27, 2022

3D Image Analysis Tools and Reproducibility Event

Workshop breakout session recordings:

March 16, 2022 - ABRF 2022 Annual Meeting Preview

March 9, 2022  - ABRF NSF ATE Project - Developing the Core Technology Workforce

  - Update on ABRF NSF ATE Grant Project - Todd Smith 

  - Life Science Career & Education/Training Pathways - Terri Quenzer
  - Opportunities for Core Facilities - Frances Weis-Garcia

February 16, 2022 - Core Funding Programs - presented by ABRF Core Administrators' Network Coordinating Committee (CAN-CC)


January 2022 - Best Practices in Data Management and Quality

ABRF Education Program Sponsors: