Center for Knowledge Management Consultations & Training

The Center for Knowledge Management (CKM) offers consultations and training services to support patient care, research, education, and hospital administration for the VU/VUMC communities. Consultations may include ongoing in-depth assistance based on users' specific needs. Training is available for individuals and groups for selected topics. To request consultations or training from the Center for Knowledge Management, click here. CKM can conduct sessions online via web conference.

Scholarly Publishing Information Hub (SPI-Hub™)

Consultation on the use of a decision-support tool for researchers and prospective authors to facilitate the selection of publication venues and the critical evaluation of scholarly journals, including guidance on developing researcher ORCID and SciENcv profiles

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ORCiD (Open Research and Contributor ID registry)

Instruction on establishing and populating an ORCiD profile as a unique identifier for authors and grant writers

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SciENcv (Science Experts Network Curriculum Vitae)

CKM offers self-paced instruction on using the freely accessible SciENcv application to help researchers create an online profile that is formatted to meet National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) and other government agencies’ requirements for grant submission and grant annual reports

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Precision Medicine

Consultation and individualized training to address specific precision medicine information needs, especially as it relates to genetics

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Health & Genetic Literacy

Consultation and training to address health and/or genetic literacy, especially as it relates to patient care

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eStar Basket

Through this service embedded in the electronic health record, VUMC clinicians can submit requests for expertly researched, synthesized, tailored evidence in response to complex, multi-faceted, patient-specific queries

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Tumor Board

Provides in-depth practical understanding of how best to apply evidence-based approaches to complex oncology questions provided by the tumor board team

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Systematic Reviews

Consultation to guide the step-by-step process of conducting a systematic review (SR) and assistance differentiating the appropriateness of undertaking a true SR vs other types of review studies

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Informed Consent

Consultation to guide the development of easy-to-read and understand informed consent documents; patient-specific consent documents may require additional consultation with the CKM health and genetic literacy team

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Grey Literature

Expert consultations customized to support specific information needs and instructional workshops

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Critical Appraisal of the Biomedical Literature

Provides in-depth practical understanding of how best to apply evidence-based approaches to complex clinical questions

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Fee information:

No charge for up to 16 hours of consultation and training. For more advanced training, or our help with specific projects, contracts, or grant participation and/or consultation, the fee is $50/hour.