VUMC Core Administration


Download a detailed list of VUMC cores supported by OOR Core Administration.         

VUMC OOR Guidelines for Core Operations

The VUMC Office of Research has developed guidelines for core operations, intended to provide shared resource and core facility leaders with crucial policy and regulatory information.  All shared resources and core facilities should adhere to these guidelines to ensure operations are in compliance with both federal and Vanderbilt policies.  The VUMC Office of Research is available to provide business planning, policy guidance and invoicing support services to all shared resources/core facilities.   

VUMC Guidelines for Research Shared Resources and Core Facilities (VUNet ID and password required)

VUMC Scholarship Redemption Guidelines (VUNet ID and password required)

Other Policies and Guidelines

Click the following links to download other policy documents. If you have questions or need additional information,  please contact Susan Meyn in the Office of Research.

Vanderbilt University Medical Center Service Center policy
Federal Assistance Reform 2 C.F.R 200: Uniform Guidance
FAQs for Costing of NIH-Funded Core Facilities


VUMC Core Manager Tool Box

New Core Setup

The Vanderbilt University Medical Center Guidelines for Research Core Operations should be reviewed carefully before planning a new core operation.  Establishment of a new core must be approved by either the center director or chair of the department in which it will be based, and the PI of the grant program (in cases of shared resources associated with specific sponsored projects).


All requests to open new cores must be submitted to and approved by the Office of Research.  Following approval, a new cost center number will be assigned by the Department of Finance, and the core can begin billing in CORES.

New Core Requests should include the following:

  1. Service Fee Workbook
  2. Core Center (304) Create Form
  3. Core Budget Summary (1275)
  4. Recharge Center General Information (Exhibit A)

New Core Requests may also need to submit:

  • Core Depreciation Cost Center (804) Create Form
  • Equipment Inventory and Depreciation Calculation Worksheet (found in the Service Fee Workbook)

​Contact Susan Meyn in the VUMC Office of Research for assistance in developing a business plan and setting service fees for VUMC cores.