Administrative Core

The SECIM Administrative Core provides a single point of access for researchers, while overseeing and coordinating activities across all SECIM components, allowing the technological cores to focus on scientific development. Dr. Richard Yost leads the Administrative Core and provides the intellectual leadership necessary to integrate all SECIM cores into a truly excellent regional metabolomics center.

The Administrative Core consists of two professional positions to ensure technological integration and financial solvency:

  1. Rick Yost, SECIM Director
  2. Alisha Mitchell-RobertsProgram Coordinator

The UF Clinical and Translational Science Institute strengthens SECIM’s administrative capacity by providing additional business management expertise and leveraging existing infrastructure for informatics and sample management.

Administrative Core Aims

  • Implement SECIM Management Plan: The Administrative Core is the interface between users, all technical cores, other Regional Comprehensive Metabolomics Resource Cores (RCMRCs), and the extensive resources at the University of Florida. The SECIM Administrative Core provides a single point of entry for all SECIM users, coordinating and facilitating access for users to all SECIM facilities, services and infrastructure.
  • Coordinate resource and data sharing: The SECIM Administrative Core promotes integration and coordination with external partners and collaborators to help build a national metabolomics consortium and strengthen national metabolomics capacity. SECIM’s HIPAA-compliant data is available for statistical analysis and deposited with the Data Repository and Coordinating Center (DRCC) at University of California, San Diego according to protocols established by the NIH Common Fund Metabolomics Program Executive Committee.
  • Provide website and social media support: The SECIM website provides details of all technical and biostatistical capabilities, pricing, key contacts, and instructions for access. Information on training and directions for how to apply for Pilot and Feasibility funds are highlighted on the website.

With capabilities that extend beyond simple reporting of individual metabolite differences among groups, SECIM offers scientists, researchers, and students a unique combination of technology, expertise, extensive sample libraries, training and education to spur advances in the field and glean new insights into important biological problems. The SECIM Administrative Core is fully dedicated to these aims, and invariably strives to deliver professional, expert service.


The SECIM Administrative offices are located on the second floor of the Clinical and Translational Research Building, Room 2212.

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