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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.



Contact Us:

Research Support Services
2525 West End Ave., 6th Fl.
Nashville, TN 37203-8820

RSS Hotline: (615)-322-7343
Fax: (615) 936-8545