VUMC Research Informatics

Overview of Services


The Research Informatics Core (RIC) provides Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center investigators with common informatics services and a flexible physical and electronic infrastructure for acquiring, storing, communicating and analyzing research data.



  • Software/application development and support
  • Research infrastructure
  • Technology support
  • Support for research projects requiring high-security standards like FISMA 


The Research Informatics Core also provides referrals for:

  • Faculty-level assistance in the interpretation of research datasets using state-of-the-art analysis methods
  • Development of novel bioinformatics methods
  • Translation of "genomically enabled" best practices into clinical decision support


Tools and Applications

RIC develops and supports tools for a broad range of investigators and research programs. 

See Frequently Used Cancer Center Informatics Tools



Scott Sobecki, Director

Location and hours of operation

Hours Location

8AM to 5PM, M-F               

2525 West End, Suite 800

PRB 691

Links and Resources

Research Informatics Core Support Portal: