The planned biosafety-level 3 plant facility in Riverside.

Research Spaces

  • The CCRF has a variety of laboratories and specialized research spaces for plant research. In addition, we will work with you to accommodate specialized equipment needed for your project. Rental of any CCRF research spaces includes the use of common areas such as autoclaves, change corridors, RO water, and support spaces as needed. Also included is the use of the core is shared laboratory equipment, for example: refrigerators, -80°C freezers, cryofreezers, fume hoods, biosafety cabinets, growth chambers, lyophilizers, vortexers, microcentrifuges, and -20 degrees Celsius freezers.
  • BSL-3 research laboratories and associated support spaces BSL-3 Enhanced Laboratories

Enhancements include:

  • Key Card Access Control
  • Security cameras throughout the interior and exterior
  • Interlocked anteroom doors
  • HEPA filtration of exhaust air
  • Sodium Hypochlorite Effluent Decontamination System
  • Emergency Stand‐by Power Generator
  • Shower In/Out Capabilities
  • Sump Tank for Liquid Waste Collection

Media Preparation Laboratories

The CCRF contains a media preparation laboratory including:

  • 4-foot biosafety cabinet;
  • Two CO2 Incubators
  • One -80°C Freezer
  • Reverse Osmosis Water
  • Centrifuge
  • 4°C refrigerator
  • A Shaker for Liquid Cultures
  • Turn-key Lab Project Start-up

One BSL-3 lab

The CCRF contains a laboratory including:

  • 4-foot biosafety cabinet;
  • Two CO2 Incubators
  • One -80°C Freezer
  • Reverse Osmosis Water
  • Chemical Fume Hood
  • Turn-key Lap Project Start-up

Three Greenhouses

  • Anteroom Entry into Every Greenhouse
  • Supply Storage
  • Hands Free Handwashing Sink
  • Turn-key Set up
  • Directional Airflow
  • HEPA Filtration of Exhaust Air
  • Washdown Rated Rooms
  • Natural Light Control
  • Downdraft Air Curtain

Two Controlled Environment Growth Chamber Rooms

  • The CCRF has two Conviron E8 Growth Chambers customizable for plant growth and arthropod maintenance. These versatile chambers facilitate complete computerized and programmable control of temperature, lighting, and humidity as required for plant growth and rearing needed per project. In addition to environmental parameters, options are also available for growth height and refrigeration configurations.

Application for Research Space

  • Application for Space - Fillable Form
  • Research Support and assistance is provided throughout the application process, permits, and any assistance throughout the duration of the project.

Developing Your Research

  • The CCRF is committed to the success of your research. The CCRF’s research support team will work with you to evaluate your research needs in our modern, state-of-the-art facility. This team is experienced in developing safe research procedures and navigating pertinent rules and regulations throughout the process. Available to you are facilities, infrastructure, and support services to assist you in your research every step of the way.

Key Contacts:

♦ List of key contacts for questions pertaining to developing research, safety, training, and containment:


Security Features:

  • Closed Circuit Television
  • Cameras (Exterior and Interior)