Our Mission 

The mission of the Research Support Services office is to assist investigators in navigating the complex human research process at Vanderbilt University.  Research Services Consultants, experienced professionals in conducting research or Institutional Review Board activities, provide guidance in the following areas:

  • Study organization
  • IRB navigation
  • Training
  • Protocol development
  • Preparation of study related documents
  • Funding and contractual agreements
  • Overall program advisory (IMPACTT)

Research Services Consultants (RSC) are available to provide individualized consultation, by telephone, email or in person on a variety of research related topics.


Vanderbilt Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (VICTR)

Research Support Services is one of the many resources available through VICTR, which is Vanderbilt's virtual home for clinical and translational research. Supported by the Office of Research and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) sponsored Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA), the mission of the institute is to transform the way ideas and research discoveries make their way from origin to pateint care. 



StarBRITE, launched in October 2007, is an interactive system that provides one stop shopping for research needs.  You can find a variety of different resources such as Pilot Funding, REDCap, ResearchMatch, BioVU, Clinical Research Immersion Boot Camp and much more. Note: Access is limited to individuals with a VUMC ID. External users who would like to learn more about VICTR and it's resources can visit our VICTR public website