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Welcome to Vanderbilt University Medical Center iLab



IMPORTANT: iLab Login Information:

All Vanderbilt users need to login via their home institution's iLab website using their VUNet ID and ePassword.


After logging into iLab, users can navigate to any core facility available in iLab.  To get started, click Core Facilities in the left hand menu.  For any questions regarding access to VUMC core facilities, please contact our support team at


User guides and support materials available on the VUMC Office of Research website (




iLab Cores at Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Core Name Primary Contact Email Phone Number/Ext
> Core 4 (DEMO)


VUMC CFAR-Clinical Sciences Core

VUMC CFAR-Lab Sciences Core

VUMC Cardiovascular Physiology Core (CPC)

VUMC Cardiovascular Translational and Clinical Research (CLTCR)

VUMC Cell Culture Supplies

VUMC Clinical Pathology Research Core

VUMC Clinical Trials Processing Core

VUMC Clinical Trials Radiology Support Core

VUMC Clinical Trials Shared Resource (CTSR)

The Clinical Trials Shared Resource provides training resources and services to assist cancer center investigators in developing, activating and completing scientifically meritorious clinical trials in an efficient, cost-effective and technically sound manner.

VUMC Data Coordinating Center (DCC)

VUMC Eicosanoid Core

VUMC Environmental Health & Safety (VEHS) - Dosimetry

VUMC Environmental Health & Safety (VEHS) - Hazardous Waste

VUMC Environmental Health & Safety (VEHS) - RAM

VUMC Epidemiology Biospecimen Core

VUMC Epidemiology Survey Research Shared Resource

VUMC FRIM Core (Free Radicals in Medicine)

VUMC Flow Cytometry Shared Resource Core (FCSR)

Provides flow cytometry services to faculty, staff, and students in the VUMC and to other investigators on a fee for service basis.


<p>DMAC&nbsp;provides support for acquiring, preparing, and analyzing observational data. We work with large observational databases such as administrative claims, survey, and registry data are robust platforms for epidemiological and health services, policy, and economics research. Studies incre...

VUMC HSR Effective Health Communication Core

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VUMC HSR Human Factors Core

<p>Provides training and assistance in observing and analyzing human factors involved in both individual clinical tasks and complex health systems in order to improve patient safety and provider and system efficiency in health care delivery.&nbsp;</p>

VUMC HSR Implementation Science Core

<p>Provides consultation and research support services for the implementation and evaluation of initiatives to improve the quality, safety, value, and delivery of health care. Services include consultation on the use of implementation science frameworks, study design (including hybrid designs, qu...

VUMC HSR Mid-South CDRN Core

VUMC HSR Qualitative Core

<p>Offers consultative services, equipment, and facilitation to support investigators planning to conduct qualitative studies, with a particular focus on use of structured and semi-structured interviews, web-based collection of qualitative data, direct observation of behavior, and focus groups.</p>

VUMC Health Policy Computer Recharge Center

VUMC Health Policy EIP Server

VUMC Hearing & Speech EEG Core Lab

VUMC Hormone Assay & Analytical Services Core

VUMC Human Metabolic Physiology Core (HMPC)

<p>Adipose Tissue Biopsies&nbsp;</p>

VUMC Human Research Protection Program

The Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) supports the work of the IRB and provides HRPP Oversight. Invoicing for IRB review fees. All changes and payments are typically transferred from a center to the IRB main center numbers.

VUMC IMGSCT Core (Immunogenomics, Microbial Genetics and Single Cell Technologies)

VUMC Innovative Translational Research Shared Resource (ITR)

Provides scientific and technical assistance to clinical and laboratory researchers interested in experimentation using human tumor tissues or cell lines.

VUMC Institute of Imaging Science (VUIIS) - Center for Small Animal Imaging

Provides in vivo and ex vivo imaging capabilities of small animals and tissue samples via magnetic resonance imaging, xrayXray CT, Positron emission PET and single photon emission and bioluminesencefluorescence imaging.

VUMC Institute of Imaging Science (VUIIS) - Human Imaging

<p>Provides structural and functional MR imaging and spectroscopy at 3 and 7 Tesla and supports MRI and MRS protocol development, fMRI experimental design, subject preparation, structural and functional image analysis, and training on image analysis techniques and tools.</p

VUMC Institute of Imaging Science (VUIIS) - Radiochemistry

Provides help to Vanderbilt Investigators to develop and translate novel radiopharmaceuticals to patients, to noninvasively visualize and quantify molecular events in preclinical in vivo models and patients, and to conduct clinical trials that feature molecular imaging endpoints.

VUMC Integrated Data Access and Services Core (IDASC)

<p>The&nbsp;<strong>IDASC</strong>&nbsp;core supports research involving secondary use of clinical data and is a mechanism for receiving programming related to the&nbsp;<strong>Synthetic Derivative/BioVU</strong>, and the&nbsp;<strong>Research Derivative</strong>&nbsp;available to the Vanderbilt ...

VUMC Islet Procurement & Analysis Core

Marcela Brissova Marcela.Brissova@Vanderbilt.Edu 615-936-1729
VUMC Kennedy Center Core

VUMC Lipid Core

VUMC Office of Research Core Business Services

VUMC Pharmacy Research Drugs

VUMC Phenotyping and PheWAS Core

VUMC Radiation Oncology Research Irradiator Shared Resource

<p>Core services providing&nbsp;innovative radiation scan through the irradiator machine.</p>

VUMC Research Informatics

Provides investigators with common informatics services and a flexible physical and electronic infrastructure for acquiring, storing, communicating and analyzing research data.

VUMC Sleep Research Core

<p>The Vanderbilt Sleep Research Core was developed to facilitate interdisciplinary research of sleep (adult and pediatrics, neurology, pulmonary, psychiatry) and its relationships with health and waking functions. We offer a variety of services that give investigators objective measurements in easy to use formats.&nbsp;</p>

VUMC VANGARD (Vanderbilt Technologies for Advanced Genomics Analysis and Research Design)

Consolidates the genomics data pipeline across the university and allow investigators to leverage the opportunities provided by next generation sequencing and other genomics technologies.

VUMC VANTAGE (Vanderbilt Technologies for Advanced Genomics)

Provides a one stop genomics research resource, including Illumina genotyping, DNA extraction and banking, Affymetrixbased genotyping and expression microarrays, Sanger sequencing and Next Generation Sequencing NGS among many other specialized services.

VUMC VICC Biochemistry Tissue Core

VUMC Vanderbilt Coordinating Center

The Vanderbilt Coordinating Center (VCC) provides comprehensive, central support for a diverse platform of clinical and translational research projects.