Office of Research - Core Managers

Contact Us

Research Core Facilities

Susan Meyn
Office of Research
Research Resources & Planning

(615) 322-0470 

Janey Wang
Program Manager
Office of Research

(615) 322-0522

Jessie Pirtle
Core Administration
Office of Research

(615) 875-9914

For general questions or assistance:


Technical Specifications for Using CORES

 CORES™ is a web-based application written in ColdFusion and residing on an Oracle database.  CORES™ is supported on Oracle 10g and 11g

CORES™ strives to ensure compatibility with the following browsers on Windows and Macintosh platforms

  • Internet Explorer 7+ and above
  • Firefox 3.6+ and above
  • Chrome 13+ and above
  • Safari 5 and above

Pop-up Blocker Information

Pop-up Blockers by default blocks all pop-ups. In order for CORES Order Entry receipts to be printed, pop-ups must be allowed for CORES.  To configure your pop-up blocker in Internet Explorer follow the instructions below.

  •  In Internet Explorer, select "Tools > Pop-up Blocker > Pop-up Blocker Settings..." from the menu.
  • In the window that appears, enter "cfuis.mc.vanderbilt.edu" into the "Address of Web site to allow:" field.
  • Click the "Add" button to add the CORES web site to the list of sites that are allowed to create pop-ups.
  • Click the "Close" button to close the settings screen.

Most of the other available pop-up blocking applications have similar steps that allow pop-ups for a given site.  All Core Managers MUST ensure that CORES is enabled to allow pop-up windows.


Troubleshooting Printing Problems

If you are unable to print invoices try the following:

  • Go to http://www.meadroid.com/scriptx/support/userlink.asp
  • Select the Automatic Continue button
  • After a few seconds, you will likely receive an Information Bar indicating to Click here to install.
  • Right Click on the Information Bar and select Install ActiveX Control from the popup menu.
  • Click the Install on the next dialog
  • Close the browser window (and all others) when the message appears to do so.
  • Retry Non-VUMC Invoices.


CORES Updates

CORES 2.2.3
May 2013

November 2012

February 2012

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