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Research Resources

Vanderbilt University offers comprehensive services to support scholars and enhance the quality and efficiency of their research. Most resources are available at no cost or very minimal cost to Vanderbilt students.

Biostatistics Clinics

Biostatistics Clinics are a free service staffed by the Department of Biostatistics for those who have methodologic questions about their research projects or about published articles.

CITI Training

CRC Research Skills Workshop Series

Basic instruction and practical advice on commonly encountered clinical research topics. Weekly sessions are typically demonstration-oriented and provide an informal setting to learn new skills. Workshops are held each Friday from 9:00 am to 10:00 am in the CRC Conference Room (Medical Center North S2422 A&B). No registration is required.

A moderated site where where statisticians, epidemiologists, informaticists, machine learning practitioners, and other research methodologists communicate with themselves and with clinical, translational, and health services researchers to discuss issues related to data: research methods, quantitative methods, study design, measurement, statistical analysis, interpretation of data and statistical results, clinical trials, journal articles, statistical graphics, causal inference, medical decision making, etc.

Edge for Scholars

A space for candid discussions about life in academics. Advice and information on academic writing, presentations, networking at conferences, funding, grant reviews, managing/protecting your time, and other topics.

Vanderbilt University Libraries

VUMC Research Resources for Health Services Research

A list of resources and presentations on topics related to health services research, applicable to most VUMC-affiliated students.

Human Research Protection Program / IRB

Supports the work of the IRB and provides HRPP oversight.

Poster Printing

A poster printing service available to students and researchers affiliated with the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.

Research Support Services Bookshelf

A collection of books and reference materials available to all research staff, faculty, and students who work in research at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

The Science of Scientific Writing

This article, written by George Gopen and Judith Swan, was originally published in the November-December 1990 issue of American Scientist. It is considered recommended reading for all students in the Vanderbilt MPH Program.

SPI-Hub: Scholarly Publishing Information Hub

This resource helps identify journals in which to publish your work and gives users a way to quickly and easily compare the quality, scholarly importance and editorial policies of some 24,000 journals.


Funding resources, resources for first-time investigators, grant-writing assistance and research related templates, along with a customized action plan that includes a necessary list of approvals for each funding application. View StarBRITE Education Calendar (VUMC VUnetID required)

Writing Studio

Meet individually with trained consultants to talk about your writing project or areas of concerns. Services are free and confidential for any member of Vanderbilt’s scholarly community.

External Research Resources