Evidence-Based Services - Research Informatics Consult Service

The Research Informatics Consult Service (RICS) is an information service open to all members of the research community. The purpose of the RICS program is to provide proactive, targeted information services for researchers delivered at the point of need. Research consult services include training, grant assistance, access to electronic resources and tools, database searching and evidence filtering of biochemical, genetic, protein, and structural information. Individual and group consultations are available with experienced Center for Knowledge management (CKM) staff.  Information scientists can also provide assistance with comprehensive evidence reviews to researchers developing IRB protocols and to IRB protocol analysts.

To support Vanderbilt's Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA), the Knowledge Management team provides expert training and consultation for requests referred from the Office of Research and the StarBRITE: Biomedical Research Integration, Translation and Education online system.


BioSearchDoc is the Center for Knowledge Management assistance service for biochemical, genetic, structural, and bioinformatics database search strategy assistance.  This includes training/assistance with advanced genetic variation and structural resources and other information services for researchers related to genetics, precision medicine, and CTSA efforts.

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