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Center for Knowledge Management Training and Consultation Services

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. Links to virtual asynchronous training are available when offered. Virtual synchronous training can, in some instances, be requested for individuals and groups by completing an online request form. Additionally, questions can be sent to the contact person(s) listed. 


MyKnowledgeHub is a collection of clinical and patient information resources available to the Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) community, including VUMC-licensed and open access resources.

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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 and preprint services, including guidance on developing researcher ORCID and SciENcv profiles

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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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Critical Appraisal of the Biomedical Literature and Evidence Services

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

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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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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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Biochemical and Genetic Evidence Services

From information about variants of unknown significance to curated evidence packets of the relationships between genetic mutations, proteins and disease/condition/pharmacological response, our evidence services support patient care, research, education, and healthcare administration.

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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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Grey Literature

Expert consultations customized to support specific information needs and instructional workshops

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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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Health & Genetic Literacy

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

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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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Social & Behavioral Determinants of Health

Consultation on the use and evaluation of measures to capture social & behavioral determinants of health and identifying community agencies that address social needs.

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Data Integration

Consultation and development of in-house tools, applications, and websites.

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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 $55/hour.