In order to meet the needs of all of the scientific disciplines involved with the IBRC, a wide range of equipment, software and collections are accessible to faculty, staff, and students working in the center.


With over 3500 sq. ft. of space available for research and testing, the IBRC has on-site capabilities including: multiple testing fixtures to meet the needs of a variety of test specifications, data acquisition and high speed video equipment, a fully-equipped dissection suite, hard tissue histology equipment, and more. The IBRC also has working relationships with external collaborators including the Transportation Research Center and the Wright Center for Innovation.


The IBRC is home to skeletal collections of human remains that are available for research and education, including gross physical specimens, histological slides, and images from multiple modalities (e.g., microCT, clinCT, microscopic). All specimens are ethically obtained and managed and have been de-identified; however, the IBRC collects and maintains demographic information in a secure database. Access to the collections is available to researchers at no cost with the approval of the Director of the Skeletal Biology Research Laboratory.