Research Resources

Vanderbilt University offers comprehensive services that to provide high quality results that promote scientific discovery which can translate into improved health care. Most of the 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 open to all members of the Vanderbilt and Meharry communities who have methodologic questions about their research projects or about published articles. Student attendees should select the appropriate clinic day according to the topic, email to reserve a date and time, and bring their mentor to the clinic.

CITI Training

Clinical Research Center Workshops

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.

Edge for Scholars

Events, funding, grant reviews, and other resources.

Vanderbilt Editors' Club

Free editorial services for VUMC faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students. One-week turnaround editing on advanced drafts of manuscripts, abstracts, posters, personal statements, and slide sets.

Vanderbilt University Library

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. Suggestions for new resources are welcomed. 

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.


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.

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