The CSIF was established to house and manage the university’s expensive and delicate scientific instruments. It helps conserve the university’s resources by avoiding overlapping purchases by individual colleges. The facility promotes research productivity as well by promptly providing the faculty and students with the data they need in their research work. Currently, it is equipped with about 200 cutting-edge analysis devices such as a Nuclear Magnetic Resonance spectroscope, Transmission Electron Microscope, Scanning Electron Microscope, Mass Spectrometer (GC/LC, Maldi-Tof Mass), EPMA, and X-ray devices. Students also receive support from the branch laboratories in the College of Medicine (Chilam Campus) and the College of Marine Science (Tongyeong Campus).