VUMC Biostatistics Collaboration Center (BCC)

Overview of Services

The Biostatistics Collaboration Center at Vanderbilt (BCC) is a VUMC 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. The Department of Biostatistics is comprised of biostatisticians who are available to work with faculty on a variety of projects. Our department offers a wide range of highly trained experts with unique expertise for almost any collaboration. The department has considerable expertise in the design, conduct, and analysis of large-scale clinical trials and research design for basic biomedical research. Varying levels of expertise are also available for consultation, from masters level trained biostatisticians to full professors. The BCC is a revenue-neutral VUMC resource. Rates are based on the technological and innovative resources necessary to perform collaborative services described above. Rates have been calculated based on department personnel dedicated to research activities, explicitly excluding common professional activities not related to this specific project (e.g., teaching, seminars, administration, service, etc.). VUMC Office of Research annually reviews the BCC to ensure that it is in compliance with all applicable federal and state regulations, including Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards. Rates are adjusted annually to ensure that the BCC is operating on a strict non-profit cost-recovery basis.


Janey Wang (Chief Business Officer of Biostatistics)

Location and hours of operation



2525 West End
Suite 1100           

Links and Resources


Billing Number Activation

 VUMC Investigators with VUMC center numbers:
  All VUMC billing numbers are activated in iLab via a nightly feed from Workday. Grant Worktags are auto-assigned to the PI's lab group. All other funds (Cost Centers, Gift or Program Worktags) must be claimed within the PI's Lab Group.
 VU Investigators with VU CoA or POET numbers:
  VU users will manage the VU billing numbers via the webform on the VUMC Office of Research website
 Vanderbilt Investigators with VA (Veteran Affairs) funding: 
  Contact the VUMC Office of Research at to request access to your VA funding.  All investigators with VA funding are assigned a VA billing number (999999xxxx). The VUMC Office of Research manages VA billing numbers in coordination with the VA Research Administration.