To support Vanderbilt investigators participating in clinical and translational research in their efforts to advance medical therapies and improve patient care around the globe.
"Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) aspires to shape the future of health and healthcare. As a comprehensive academic medical center the cornerstones of our mission are patient care, the education of health care professionals and scientific discovery. Our commitment to innovation builds on a long standing culture of alliances, partnerships and collaboration, and on decades of leadership in fundamental and translational research and biomedical informatics. Our researchers are at the forefront of discovering innovative solutions to some of the most challenging questions facing healthcare today with the support of executive leadership–leadership who understand the challenges researchers face, are committed to identifying solutions and who continually invest in systems and provide resources that support their endeavors.

As costs continue skyrocketing, partnering with Vanderbilt to gain access to our vast resources, connections, and expertise offers unique advantages. Vanderbilt not only provides comprehensive access to world-class resources internally, but also to strong international partnerships with leading investigators, scientists, and institutions. This global network exists due to Vanderbilt’s longstanding reputation of being a leader in academic medicine and research spanning all phases of research and translation. As we strive to improve the health of millions around the globe, we must continue to earnestly pursue discovery through new alliances, partnerships and collaborations."
Gordon Bernard, M.D.
Melinda Owen Bass Professor of Medicine
Executive Vice President for Research
Director, Vanderbilt Institute for Clinical and Translational Research
"Vanderbilt University Medical Center is dedicated to the creation and dissemination of innovative technological tools to solve challenging issues facing data storage, automation, and process improvement. These solutions have far reaching impact and influence how we approach research from the smallest investigator-initiated trial to our large multicenter clinical trials. Examples include REDCap ( - a data management platform serving >400K end-users in 107 countries) and ResearchMatch ( - a recruitment registry serving > 100K potential volunteers and 4K researchers). By utilizing these and other informatics tools, we maintain full logistical control over how our many projects are operated. This control provides us with unprecedented freedom and speed in customization.

As an institution, we are always looking to improve processes and to maximize our resources. The Vanderbilt Coordinating Center (VCC) provides Vanderbilt employees and non-Vanderbilt affiliates alike access to vast research resources, flexible research customization, and unparalleled patient populations in the middle Tennessee area and abroad."
Paul Harris, Ph.D
Professor of Biomedical Informatics
Research Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Director, Office of Research Informatics