Mid-South CDRN Collaboration

Collaboration is critical to address many research questions in clinical and translational sciences. The Mid-South welcomes collaboration requests from CDRNs, PPRNs, academic institutions, private industry and others.


Submitting Grants Leveraging the Mid-South CDRN

Acknowledgement Statement

Contact the Mid-South CDRN


Collaboration Activities

Activities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Development and validation of computable phenotypes (algorithms to identify patients)
  • Prep to Research activities such as obtaining counts for feasibility or sample size estimates
  • Research on de-identified electronic health record data
  • Research on identified electronic health record data
  • Identification of patients across the Mid-South CDRN including: (1) Vanderbilt, (2) VHAN, (3) Greenway, (4) Duke, (5) UNC, (6) MUSC, (7) Health Sciences South Carolina
  • Contact of potential study subjects through phone, email, and other modalities
  • Survey Research
  • Observational research
  • Pragmatic clinical research
  • Hypothesis Generation
  • Stakeholder Engagement (Patients/Families, Clinicians, Clinics, etc)
  • Health Information Technology support for patient-facing studies
    • Electronic consent
    • Electronic survey
    • Electronic payment
    • Electronic decision support for trial delivery


Submit a Mid-South CDRN Collaboration Request

Click on the submission button below in order to request collaboration with the Mid-South CDRN. This will provide us with your contact information and project needs.

Letter of Support Template Language

Please use our Letter of Support Template Language and email your LOS to midsouthcdrn@vanderbilt.edu.


Grant Template Language

If you are submitting a grant leveraging the Mid-South CDRN, please feel free to use our Grant Template Language.


Budget Justification Template Language

Please feel free to use our Budget Justification Template Language when developing your Mid-South CDRN project proposal budget.


Acknowledgement Statement

Collaborators must use the Mid-South CDRN Acknowledgement Statement if you have utilized any of our resources.

“The Mid-South CDRN was initiated and funded by Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) through the contract CDRN-1306-04869, the Vanderbilt Institute for Clinical and Translational Research with grant support from (ULTR000445 from NCATS/NIH), and institutional funding.”

If you have any questions feel free to contact us via email at midsouthcdrn@vanderbilt.edu.