Core Managers Meeting Resources (Click the description to download meeting materials)

November 2019: Meeting Presentation (IT, Lasers, Rigor&Reproducibility, SPI-Hub, Core Retreat) | VUMC IT Presentation | Laser Inventory Handout | RRT Principles

May 2019: Institutional Review Entity for Dual Use Research of Concern (DURC) Update, Rigor Reproducibility, and Transparency Update, StrategyShare2019

January 2019:  Institutional Review Entity for Dual Use Research of Concern (DURC), Data Ownership Policy Review, iLab Webinar Series

October 2018: Meeting Presentation (Core Retreat Highlights, iLab Transition), Strategic Directions Update, iLab Publication Tracker

May 2018: VEHS Biosafety ProgramNIH Initiative for Rigor and Reproducibility, SOM Shared Resource & Core Retreat

December 2017: SkyVU Impact on VUMC Cores, Export Compliance Presentation, Lab PO Updates, CORES & iLab System Roles & Responsibilities

July 2016: VU & VUMC Transition Updates, VU Customer Billing, External Customer Billing, iLab Solutions Launch Update

December 2015: VU & VUMC Transition Updates & Billing System Changes (C.O.R.E.S. & iLab)

December 2014:  CORES-to-iLab Transition Timeline, Implementation Timeline, Credit Card Functionality in CORES

December 2014:  Vanderbilt iLab User Training (video)

August 2014: iLab Solutions/CORES: Core Facility Management Solution

February 2014: Core Administration Changes

September 2013: External Billing, Data Retention

May 2013: FAQs for Costing of NIH-Funded Core Facilities

March 2013: Informatics Tools


​iLab/C.O.R.E.S. Training Sessions for all users:  departments, administrators, PIs and delegates

February 2016 - Billing System Changes for VUMC-based Core Users

February 2016 - Billing System Changes for VU-based Core Users

January 2015 -   Town Hall Meeting (CORES to iLab transition and implementation for core users and administrators)


Core Projects for BRET’s Business and Management Principles Course

Express interest by January 3, 2020


Core Faculty and Staff have the opportunity to contribute to and benefit from BRET’s Business and Management Principles class for Spring 2020. This class is collaboratively developed, taught and evaluated by faculty and staff from the School of Medicine and the College of Arts and Sciences (see Course Objectives below).  This nationally recognized program provides trainees with a multi-part experience, including didactic lectures in business and management skills, a class retreat, and a 4-week team project. The team project is where Core Directors and Managers have the opportunity to frame real world problems and work collaboratively with the trainee teams to develop fresh, creative solutions to challenges you experience in operating core facilities.  Joe Rando, Director & Professor of Managerial Studies, leads the module and mentors the trainees throughout all phases; the final project period culminates in team presentations that are reviewed and scored on their merits. Anthony Tharp from the Office of the Dean of Basic Sciences will continue as liaison and facilitator between the instructor, Core Directors and the Trainees.

For more information:

To participate in the course:

We strongly encourage VUMC Cores to consider participating in this innovative program; several VUMC cores have benefited from their participation in previous years. There are two key benefits to participating: first, your core will receive free business-oriented help in developing potential solutions for issues that are important to your core; second, you will be part of helping the next generation of scientists develop a necessary (yet typically underestimated) business skill set.

If you are interested in participating in the Spring 2020 cycle of the course, express interest to Dr. Anthony Tharp by January 3, 2020 at anthony.c.tharp@Vanderbilt.Edu

  • In the next few weeks, you will work with course leaders to refine a single topic from your core for the trainee team project.
  • You attend the final lecture to be introduced to the trainees, meet your trainee team and start planning the team project.
  • You (or someone you designate from the core) attend one hour each week during the 4-week project period to work with your project team.