The WCIP is able to provide dedicated support services to all its research groups. These core services include training and support, thus adding value to the Centre's research outputs. The Centre also supports the wider parasitology community by making access to its parasite utility resource freely available. It also publishes aids to research such as the Trypanosome Genetic Map. We also house the Scottish Bioscreening Facility (SBF) which originated as a joint SULSA and Wellcome Trust funded initiative for encouraging collaborations and enabling large siRNA and compound library screens. The SBF is based around High Content Image Based Screening (HCS) with the GE IN Cell 2000©. This wide-field fluorescence microscopy platform is useful for high throughput image capture and analysis of numerous parameters in a biologically relevant context (e.g. whole cells).