The Consolidated Research Facility (CRF) contains 16,400 square feet of state-of-the-art laboratory, office and meeting space. It is the headquarters for the National Space Biomedical Research Institute and Baylor College of Medicine's Center for Space Medicine.
The CRF is located in the Bioscience Research Collaborative (BRC) on the Rice University campus, which is a part of the Texas Medical Center. The facility is quickly establishing itself as the portal through which government, universities, industry and international organizations come together in academia to address the health risks associated with long-duration spaceflight.
The CRF features four reconfigurable laboratories, multiple meeting rooms and office space for NSBRI headquarters and CSM personnel, including faculty, students and staff, as well as space for visiting scientists from leading institutions from around the world. In addition to the ninth-floor facility, NSBRI and CSM have access to BRC classrooms and a 280-seat auditorium.