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To Access Core Imaging Facility and Equipment

The Core Imaging Facility is located on the 6th floor of Howard Hall, occupying rooms 690, 692, 694 and 696. The normal opening hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. It is always a good idea to schedule an appointment or call ahead of time to inform CIF staff of your approximate arrival time.

Off-hour access to the facility is possible but needs to be pre-arranged with CIF Director of CIF staff.


To find CIF on the University of Maryland, Baltimore campus

Although CIF is located in Howard Hall, the best way to reach us is to go through Bresseler Research Building (BRB) or Health Sciences Facility I (HSFI).

  • From Bressler Research Building

Take the BRB elevator to the 6th floor, walk to the left and take the narrow corridor on your left. This will lead you to Howard Hall. Follow the hallway along the animal facility. The CIF entrance is on the right side at the end of the hallway.

  • From Health Sciences Facility I

Take the HSFI elevator to the 6th floor, walk to the left and follow the walkway until you reach a bend connecting HSFI and Howard Hall. Walk through the opening. Walk to the left, CIF is located on the left side of the hallway before the stairwell.


For outside users without a University ID

Follow directions to UMB campus in downtown Baltimore. Bressler Research Building and Health Sciences Facility 1 entrances are both located on the southside of West Baltimore street.  Please stop by the security desk either at the Health Science Facility I or Bressler Research Building and sign in  with a photo ID.  You could then find you way to CIF following the direction above or  call CIF at 410-706-7992.  A staff member will come down to lead you to the facility.