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 are a free service staffed by the Department of Biostatistics for those who have methodologic questions about their research projects or about published articles.
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.
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.
- Library locations | library hours
- Online catalog, databases, and eJournals
- Research guides by subject
- Digital Scholarship Working Groups:
- Scholarly Communications Workshops
- Tutorials – online tutorials for PubMed, EndNote, and other relevant research tools
- Individualized Project Planning Consultations (if you are looking to build a website for your project or conduct computational data analysis, DiSC can help you find the right resources to bring your project to fruition. Whether you are exploring texts, statistics, medical results, or economic data, DiSC supports scholars in all stages of the research data cycle from finding and preparing data to analyzing and visualizing their research data).
Human Research Protection Program / IRB
Supports the work of the IRB and provides HRPP oversight.
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
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