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 VUMCcores@vumc.org


VUMC faculty and staff:  Proceed with logging into VUMC iLab by clicking on the login button at the top right.

VU faculty, staff, students:  Use the VU iLab website to access all core facilities providing services via iLab.

Non-Vanderbilt Users:   Use your iLab (no VUNet ID) credentials.



User guides and support materials available on the VUMC Office of Research website (https://www.vumc.org/oor/vumc-cores-ilab-system-transition).


Quick Reference: VUMC Investigators using VUMC Core Facilities

STEP 1:  Contact your Department Administrator to activate cost centers in VUMC iLab. Dept. Admin. can view the department module by clicking My Departments in the left-hand navigation panel.

STEP 2:  Once the billing number is activated, it will automatically be assigned to the PI. The PI or lab manager(s) will need to grant access to the specific fund for any lab members or lab managers before it can be used by the individual to request services. This is controlled in the lab group module. Click My Groups in the left-hand navigation panel.


Quick Reference: VU Investigators using VUMC Core Facilities

To activate a new VU billing number (POET/COA), complete the webform on the Office of Research website (https://www.vumc.org/oor/vu-billing-number-change-use-vumc-core-groups-ilab-vumc-cores).

All VU users can view billing numbers available directly in iLab. On any VUMC core iLab site, click the purchase order or PO tab. A list of all VU billing numbers you have access to will display. Click the number to view additional details. Once the detail view is open, you can then view which lab members have access to use the number. Contact our support team at VUMCcores@vumc.org to update which of your VU lab members have access to use the billing numbers.



Registration Tips:

If this is your first time logging into iLab, iLab will prompt you to register by asking you to select the appropriate lab group.

Research Staff (PIs, Lab Managers, Lab Members): Select your PI's lab group. If your PI's lab group is not listed or you are a new PI, select the AAA Default (VUMC) Lab.

Department Administrators:  Select the Admin (VUMC) Lab.

If you are unsure what type of account you need, select the AAA Default (VUMC) Lab.


iLab Cores at Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Core Name Primary Contact Email Phone Number/Ext

VUMC Biostatistics Collaboration Center (BCC)

<p>The Biostatistics Collaboration Center at Vanderbilt (BCC) is a university sponsored core resource whose goal is to provide for, enhance, and/or facilitate statistical collaborations involving the design, conduct, analysis or publication of biomedical research at the university.&nbsp;</p>

VUMC CFAR-Lab Sciences Core

VUMC CHTN (Cooperative Human Tissue Network) Western Division

<p><strong>The Cooperative Human Tissue Network - Western Division</strong>&nbsp;at Vanderbilt University Medical Center is one of six institutions apart of the&nbsp;network funded by the National Cancer Institute to procure and distribute remnant human tissues and fluids to biomedical researchers throughout the United States, Canada and now internationally.</p>

VUMC CRC Adult Facilities Core

<p>The Vanderbilt Clinical Research Center is an inpatient and outpatient research facility staffed with personnel dedicated to conducting clinical research patient care. These resources are available to Vanderbilt University and Meharry Medical College clinical investigators and their study team...

VUMC CRC Pediatric Facilities Core

VUMC Cardiovascular Translational and Clinical Research (CLTCR)

VUMC Cell Culture Supplies

VUMC Clinical Informatics Core

<p>The purpose of the Clinical Informatics Core is to enable VUMC researchers to more easily and efficiently design and implement EHR-related tools, functionalities, and interventions with input and assistance from clinical informatics experts, as well as to gain access to and analyze EHR-based data not currently available through other resources.&nbsp; The services this Core will provide are: <br />1) Data warehouse management and provision through the VDAWGs (Vanderbilt Database Access Working Group) service. <br />2) Design and build of electronic health record interventions, including decision support tools. <br />3) Clinical data extraction and analysis. <br />4) Predictive model implementation. <br />5) Value set and logic development. <br />6) General clinical informatics consultation.&nbsp;</p>

VUMC Clinical Trials Office (CTO)

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 Clinical Trials Processing Core

VUMC Clinical Trials Radiology Support Core

VUMC DHSR (Digital Histology Shared Resource)

<p>DHSR provides largescale digital archiving and quantitative analysis of histologic, immunohistochemical and immunofluorescence staining of tissue sections and tissue microarrays.</p>

VUMC Data Coordinating Center (DCC)

VUMC Diet, Body Composition, and Human Metabolism Core

<p>Provides a valuable resource for all investigators (both within Vanderbilt as well as those at other institutions and organizations globally) who do not have ready access to personnel with the training and expertise in&nbsp;<strong>state-of-the-science&nbsp;methodology&nbsp;</strong>for obtaining valid and reliable assessment, intervention, and analyses of&nbsp;<strong>dietary intakes,&nbsp;nutritional status, body composition, physical activity, and energy balance</strong>.</p>

VUMC Division of Animal Care

<p>Vanderbilt University affirms the important role animal research plays in advancing society&rsquo;s understanding of human and animal health. We are committed to seeing that animals used in biomedical research and education are treated with respect and receive the best possible care. Vanderbilt maintains a program of animal care and use that meets federal and local laws and guidelines and is voluntarily accredited by the Association for the Assessment of Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care, International (AAALAC).</p> <p>The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee is a federally mandated university committee that ensures that the care and use of animals is appropriate and humane, in accordance with animal welfare regulations. The IACUC establishes policy and procedure on animal care and use for the institution.</p>

VUMC Eicosanoid Core

VUMC Epidemiology Biospecimen Core

VUMC Epidemiology Survey Research Shared Resource

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.

VUMC Functional Genomics Core

<p>The FGI Core will provide pooled CRISPR screening and primary human hematopoietic cells.</p>

VUMC HIV Clinical Research 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 High Throughput Biomarker Core

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 Investigational Drug Services

<p>The Investigational Drug Service (IDS)&nbsp; is a team of specially trained pharmacists and certified pharmacy technicians within the VUMC Department of Pharmaceutical Services. The IDS team is dedicated to helping investigators accomplish research goals while maintaining compliance with all applicable standards and regulations. Study protocol dispensing can be accommodated for inpatient and outpatient studies on the main campus and at clinic sites such as One Hundred Oaks.</p>

VUMC Islet and Pancreas Analysis (IPA) Core

Marcela Brissova marcela.brissova@vumc.org 615-936-1729
VUMC Kennedy Center Core

VUMC MCBR Core (Molecular Cell Biology Resource)

The Molecular Cell Biology Resource (MCBR) Core provides Vanderbilt researchers with convenient access to reagents, kits, DNA/RNA oligo and siRNA products and high-end imaging and real-time PCR instruments needed to carry out research as efficiently and inexpensively as possible.

Kris Ellis kris.ellis@vumc.org 322-7238
VUMC Natural Language Processing Support Services Core

VUMC Office of Clinical and Research Safety (OCRS) - Dosimetry

VUMC Office of Clinical and Research Safety (OCRS) - Hazardous Waste

VUMC Office of Clinical and Research Safety (OCRS) - RAM

VUMC Office of Research Core Business Services

VUMC Pharmacy Research Drugs


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 S.R. Light Laboratory Surgical Facility

VUMC TPSR (Translational Pathology Shared Resource)

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 Vanderbilt Coordinating Center

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

VUMC Zebrafish Aquatic Facility

<p>The&nbsp;<strong>Zebrafish&nbsp;Aquatic&nbsp;Facility</strong>&nbsp;is composed of approximately 100 research tanks available for short and long-term studies, and a significant expansion project is underway. The facility enables investigator access to the unique advantages of the zebrafish model, which provides hundreds of mutant and transgenic zebrafish with unique properties suited for specific experiments. This core&rsquo;s essential mission is to provide a reliable mechanism for incorporation and propagation of new and existing zebrafish lines into the core.</p>