Our services are billed via VU iLabs.

To have a CoA/POET/Center # added into iLab you will need to contact your department managers, listed on the members tab of your VU Lab group. They will be able to add this CoA/POET/Center # to your Lab and manage individual members access to the CoA by following these instructions.

The use of this Resource should be acknowledged in all publications, unless prohibited by the editorial policy of the journal. Please use this template,

The Vanderbilt Creative Data Solutions Shared Resource (RRID:SCR_022366) performed and/or assisted with [INSERT SERVICE(S) PROVIDED HERE].

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In some cases, CDS personnel may contribute to scientific discovery and/or intellectual property associated with the work on a project. In such instances, co-authorship may be recommended, in addition to an acknowledgement. NIH-recommended authorship requirements may be fulfilled by recognizing specific CDS personnel as co-authors on the resulting manuscript and providing them with the opportunity to contribute to writing and review of the final manuscript. Lastly, co-authorship does not replace service recharge fees.

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Yes we do!

Creative Data Solutions (CDS) is a Vanderbilt University shared resource that provides bioinformatics and informatics research services to the Vanderbilt community, inclusive of Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center investigators and trainees. Since inception, CDS has worked with over 75 investigators from over 10 campus departments and three schools, to help advance their research programs across nearly 250 projects. While CDS is a small shared resource facility, it provides high-impact results by working in close collaboration with investigators, combining scientific domain know-how, technical expertise and excellent verbal and written communication skills.

CDS is currently comprised of three full-time individuals (Director/Bioinformatician and Staff Scientist/Bioinformaticians). CDS is housed in office space in MRB-IV, comprised of one office, three cubicle spaces, and access to common and shared space. Organizationally, CDS is part of the Vanderbilt Center for Stem Cell Biology, directed by Dr. Mark Magnuson.

For computing, CDS owns two workstation-class laptop computers, each with 64GB of RAM and three desktop workstations, each with 128GB of RAM and dual-processors. For high-performance computing, we leverage Vanderbilt University’s Advanced Computing Center for Research and Education (ACCRE), a high-performance computing (HPC) cluster that consists of over 10,000 processor cores (all 64-bit Linux), with typical nodes have 128 or 256 GB of memory, up to 1024GB. In addition, it provides access to 55 nodes equipped with 4X Nvidia Titan X or GeForce RTX 2080 Ti graphics cards, for GPU-intensive tasks. Resource management, scheduling of jobs, and usage tracking are handled by the SLURM integrated scheduling system. In addition, CDS co-locates a custom gateway within ACCRE, which contains 2 CPUs (32 cores), 128GB of RAM and 4TB of local storage. Lastly, CDS leverages Amazon Web Services (AWS) for compute and storage expansion that exceed local options.

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Yes, CDS can provide a Letter of Support for grant applications. Please contact us to discuss you project.

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Yes, but in select cases. Please inquire to set up a consulting arrangement to discuss.

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Yes, it is RRID:SCR_022366. Research Resource Identifiers (#RRID) are ID numbers assigned to help researchers cite key resources (antibodies, model organisms and software projects) in the biomedical literature to improve transparency of research methods.

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