The Biomedical Research Informatics Core (BRIC) was established at Michigan State University (MSU) in 2001. With the creation of the MSU Clinical and Translational Science Institute (MSU-CTSI) in August, 2008, the governance of BRIC was placed within the MSU-CTSI as part of its cross-cutting key research core. BRIC’s mission is to provide high-level informatics and information technology support to clinical and translational researchers. Having a mature foundation and solid reputation for performance makes implementation of planned new initiatives straight forward and orderly. Dr. Philip L. Reed, PhD, is the full-time BRIC director.